New Delhi: Lawyer for Rajiv Saxena, who was brought from the UAE to India last night in connection with the AugustaWestland chopper deal scam, claimed on Thursday that he was not extradited but “abducted.”
The lawyer alleged that the extradition procedures were not followed and that Saxena had been illegally brought into India.
Saxena is a co-accused in Agusta-Westland VVIP chopper money laundering case and was sent to four days Enforcement Directorate remand today after being presented in Delhi’s Patiala House court.
Claiming that Saxena has never even met Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, the former’s lawyer also alleged that documents which claimed to bear her client’s signature need to be verified.
Saxena’s counsel said, “I got those alleged signatures verified through truth labs in Delhi and they do not match Rajiv’s signatures. These documents are alleged to bear Rajiv Saxena’s signature. Instead of verifying the signatures, they chose to abduct him.”
Earlier in the day, Saxena, co-accused in the Agusta-Westland VVIP chopper money laundering case was sent to four days Enforcement Directorate remand.
The ED, which is probing Saxena’s role had sought an eight-day remand for him.
Saxena was brought here early this morning from the UAE in connection with alleged scam in the Rs 3600 crore deal for purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland Company.
Saxena was allegedly operating a number of bank accounts in Switzerland in which huge amounts of money were deposited, according to the government dossier.
The banks in which the amounts were allegedly deposited, include Union Bancaire Privee UBP in Zurich, UBS Switzerland, and Credit Suiss AG, states the dossier accessed by ANI.
The remittances into these accounts came allegedly from Matrix Group Ltd, UHY Saxena and Associates, Tiramisu Holdings Inc and Tanay Holdings Ltd, the document claimed.