Republic accesses exclusive picture of Rajiv Saxena in ED custody:
Republic TV access exclusive picture of Deepak Talwar in ED custody:
Rajiv Saxena in the custody of Enforcement Directorate. He was brought in at 3 am.
Rajiv Saxena had in December 2018 filed for an anticipatory bail plea in front of the Patiala House Court. He failed to respond to summons by the ED, following which an extradition request was put.
Sources have suggested that very few officials in the ED were aware of the extradition. Further, it is also reported that both Rajiv Saxena and Deepak Talwar are being brought back in the same flight
In a massive win for the Indian government in their efforts to unearth the corruption in the defence deals, Christian Michel's aide, Rajiv Saxena - co-accused in Agusta scam - and Deepak Talwar - a corporate lobbyist - have been extradited from Dubai and will be brought back to the Indian shores late on Wednesday, following which they will be taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED)
Rajiv Saxena is a co-accused in the Agusta scam, and is a Dubai based Chartered Accountant who had allegedly laundered kickbacks in the deal. He had been named in the third ED chargesheet in this case, and had even Non Bailable Warrants (NBW) issued against him after he failed to join the investigative agency's investigation despite repeated summons.
Deepak Talwar had allegedly facilitated aviation deals and is accused of concealing income of over Rs 1000 crores. He was also named as one of the accused in the Air Asia scam, and had fled the country back in 2018 after allegedly siphoning Rs 90 crore.
This is the second major success for the investigative agencies in the scams concerning defence deals following the arrest of Christian Michel, the middleman in the Agusta scam, who was extradited to India from Dubai in December 2018.