New Delhi, Jan 31
Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena, the co-accused in 3,600-crore rupee AgustaWestland chopper deal case, and corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar have been extradited to India from United Arab Emirates. The extradition comes as a boost to the Indian agencies investigating corruption in two separate cases involving Saxena and Talwar.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had summoned Saxena multiple times in the AgustaWestland scam and had arrested his wife from Chennai airport in July, 2017. She is now out on bail. The ED had alleged that Rajeev Saxena, his wife and their two Dubai-based firms routed the proceeds of crime and further layered and integrated in buying the immovable properties/shares among others.
Talwar is being probed for allegedly concealing income of more than 1,000 crores and also for facilitating aviation contracts during the UPA regime.
Last month, the UAE government had extradited Christian Michel, a British national and alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal scam.