Delhi Court to hear AgustaWestland case involving Shivani Saxena

ANI | Updated: Nov 03, 2017 07:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 03 (ANI): A Delhi court will on Friday hear the AgustaWestland case involving Shivani Saxena, director of a Dubai-based firm that was allegedly used to route bribe money in the chopper deal case.

Earlier the Enforcement Directorate had filed a charge sheet against Saxena and also stated that they will soon file another charge sheet against her husband too.

Earlier in October, the court sought the Enforcement Directorate's response on Saxena's bail plea.

The Enforcement Directorate has been asked to file the reply by December 1.

Earlier, Saxena's bail plea was rejected by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.

On July 29, a Delhi court reserved its order on the bail plea of Saxena.

The Enforcement Directorate had earlier arrested Saxena, director of Matrix Holdings Dubai, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in the case.

Saxena is the wife of Rajeev Shamsher Bahadur Saxena, a resident of Palm Jumeira, Dubai.

She is an ''active'' director of UHY Saxena based in Dubai and Matrix Holdings, through which the proceeds of crime have been routed.

During the investigation and the documents that had been collected so far revealed that the Agusta Westland International Ltd., U.K. paid an amount of Euro 58 million as kickbacks through Gordian Services Sarl, Tunisia and IDS Sarl, Tunisia.

These companies further siphoned off the said money in the name of consultancy contracts to the Interstellar Technologies Ltd., Mauritius and others, which were further transferred to UHY Saxena, Dubai, Matrix Holdings Ltd. Dubai and others. (ANI)

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