File Pic corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar
File Pic corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar

AgustaWestland: ED claims Deepak Talwar has links to Mallya, court extends custody till Feb 12

ANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2019 16:56 IST

New Delhi (India), Feb 7 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday informed a Delhi court that corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar had links with fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya during the hearing of the AgustaWestland case.
UK's Home Secretary on Monday signed an order approving that Mallya will be extradited to India to face trial for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs. 9,000 crore.
The court extended Talwar's remand till February 12. 
Talwar, was extradited by Dubai authorities last week on Wednesday, along with co-accused in VVIP chopper scam Rajeev Saxena.
ED has alleged that Talwar was involved in cases involving corporate lobbying. Last week, he was extradited to India in cases involving alleged routing and misuse of Rs 90 crore. 
He is the main accused who allegedly facilitated dispersal of profit making routes of Air India to private airlines using his contacts.
On January 31, the Patiala House Court granted a seven-day custodial remand of Talwar to the ED after he was produced before the Special Judge S.S. Mann.
Talwar was extradited by Dubai authorities early on January 30, along with Dubai-based businessman Rajeev Saxena to India (ANI)