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AgustaWestland scam accused Rajiv Saxena to record statement on Mar 5

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AgustaWestland case accused Rajiv Saxena will record his statement before Delhi's Patiala House Court's Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal on March 5.

On February 27, Saxena had moved an application in Patiala House Court to become an approver in the case.

After moving the application to become an approver in the case, Saxena told a Delhi court that he was not under any pressure. He further said that neither any assurance was given to him nor sought from him.

In a statement before the Patiala House Court, Saxena said he has "thought long and hard" and that his "exposure" to the case was "very minimal".

"(I have) no intention to not cooperate. Logical consequence is to give testimony in the case. (I am under) no pressure. It is on my free will completely and the complete understanding of the case. No assurances were given and none sought," Saxena said on his plea seeking to turn an approver.

The Dubai-based businessman was extradited to India in the wee hours of January 31 in connection with alleged scam in the Rs 3,600 crore deal for the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland company.

He was allegedly operating a number of bank accounts in Switzerland in which huge amounts of money were deposited, according to a government dossier.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 02 2019. 16:52 IST
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