New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has informed the court that it supports Rajeev Saxena’s plea to turn approver in AugustaWestland case.
After hearing ED’s stance, the Special CBI judge Arvind Kumar has scheduled the hearing to March 25.
Rajeev Saxena, a co-accused in the Rs. 3,600 crore AgustaWestland case, had appealed to the court on February 27 that he is willing to turn approver in the case. He informed the court that he was not under any kind of pressure.
National media reports that Rajeev Saxena had explained how money was paid to influence the deal in favour of AgustaWestland. He also confirmed the involvement of two persons who are currently being investigated by the ED. One of the individuals is the nephew of a ‘top’ Congress leader. He is willing to turn approver and witness for CBI and ED.
Last week, he had recorded his statement before a judicial magistrate.
He was extradited from Dubai on January 30 for his involvement in the murky deals in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland.