AgustaWestland deal case accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena (File Photo)
AgustaWestland deal case accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena (File Photo)

AgustaWestland case: SC to hear ED's appeal against HC order allowing Saxena to travel abroad for treatment

ANI | Updated: Jun 24, 2019 11:52 IST

New Delhi (India), June 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) appeal challenging a Delhi High Court order that allowed Rajiv Saxena, accused-turned-approver in a money laundering case related to AgustaWestland case, to travel abroad for medical treatment.
A vacation Bench of the apex court headed by Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai has agreed to hear the ED's appeal on Tuesday.
Hearing on a petition filed by Saxena, the Delhi High Court on June 10 allowed him to travel abroad between June 25 and July 24 on health grounds but with certain conditions.
The ED on Monday approached the top court seeking its direction to set aside the Delhi High Court order.
While the passing the order, Justice Anup Malhotra of the Delhi High Court had directed Saxena to submit his travel details including those of hotel, hospital, schedule of his treatment by June 13.
Saxena's plea to travel to the United Kingdom, UAE and Europe for treatment from June 25 to July 24 was earlier approved by a Special CBI court on June 1. He was directed to deposit fixed deposit receipt (FDR) of Rs 50 lakh as security.
The ED had, however, challenged the trial court's order contending that the investigation in the case was at a crucial stage and allowing Saxena to go out of the country might hamper the probe.
The trial court had earlier allowed him to turn approver and his plea for grant of pardon on the condition that he would fully disclose all the information in the case.
The Dubai-based businessman was extradited to India on January 31 in connection with an alleged scam in the Rs 3,600 crore deal for the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland company. (ANI)