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ED seeks production warrant of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in fresh case

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The on Thursday approached Delhi's House Court seeking production warrant of Deepak in connection with the purchase of 43 aircraft by in 2005.

Talwar, who was extradited to from along with the on January 30, is currently in judicial custody in a money laundering case.

The investigative agency, which suspects his involvement in irregular seat-sharing on Air India's profitable routes with some prominent international airlines, has urged the court to issue a production warrant against as custodial interrogation is a must to reach a logical conclusion.

The court is scheduled to hear the matter on Friday.

Delhi's House Court on February 14 sent to 14-day long judicial custody in connection with allegedly violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

During the hearing, the ED had alleged that Talwar was involved in cases related to corporate lobbying. He was extradited to in cases involving alleged routing and misuse of Rs 90 crore.

Talwar is the main accused who allegedly facilitated dispersal of profit making routes of Air to private airlines using his contacts.

In February 2010, the then under the leadership of had inked a contract to buy 12 AW101 helicopters for the (IAF) for Rs 3,600-crore to carry the country's VVIPs like and president.

However, the entire process to procure VVIP choppers got mired in controversy in February 2013 when the government put the decision on hold following the news that had allegedly bribed middlemen to secure the deal with the IAF.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 05:38 IST