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VVIP chopper scam: Order reserved on Shivani Saxena's plea

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A (CBI) Special on Wednesday reserved its order for January 11 on the plea of Shivani Saxena, an accused in the chopper scam, seeking permission to visit abroad for 15 days.

Saxena is an ''active'' of Dubai-based and Matrix Holdings, which were allegedly used to route bribe money paid in exchange for a Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal to sell 12 helicopters to the Indian

In October 2017, the had sought the Enforcement Directorate's response on Saxena's bail plea.

Earlier, Saxena's bail plea was rejected by the

The had earlier arrested Saxena under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in the case.

Saxena is the wife of Rajeev Shamsher Bahadur Saxena, a resident of Palm Jumeira,

During the investigation and the documents that had been collected so far revealed that the Agusta Westland International Ltd., U.K. paid an amount of Euro 58 million as kickbacks through Gordian Services Sarl, and IDS Sarl,

These companies further siphoned off the said money in the name of consultancy contracts to the Interstellar Technologies Ltd., Mauritius, and others, which were further transferred to UHY Saxena, Dubai, and others.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 17:45 IST