Rajeev Saxena
Rajeev Saxena

After Agusta scam accused, govt working on bringing back other fugitives

ANI | Updated: Jan 31, 2019 19:03 IST

New Delhi (India), Jan 31 (ANI) After successfully extraditing two more fugitives from UAE, the government is working to bring in more such persons hiding abroad in the near future. 
The focus of the government is mainly on liquor baron Vijay Mallya, diamond merchants Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi along with a long list of criminals and anti-nationals operating against Indian interests in the Gulf countries, sources said.
Top officials of the intelligence and security agencies held a meeting with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Thursday after the extradition of Rajiv Saxena, an accused in the Rs 3600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal scam, and Deepak Talwar, a lobbyist, last night, the sources said.
The first major catch of the agencies was Christen Michel, a British national who is alleged middle man in the VVIP chopper scam, was extradited from the UAE to India as a result of close coordination between the CBI and the ED. 
Doval is coordinating with the agencies concerned to bring back the fugitives from UAE, Europe and other destinations, they said.
India has Extradition treaties with 48 countries including the USA, UAE, France, Germany, the U.K, and Hong Kong and Italy.
The Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate are pursuing legal actions to bring back 28 Indians, including six women, who have been charged for financial irregularities and criminal offences, and are believed to be living abroad since 2015. (ANI)

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