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Chopper case: No objection if Rajeev Saxena becomes approver, ED tells Delhi court

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The told a on Thursday that it has no objection if Rajeev Saxena, an alleged middleman, is allowed to turn approver in the case.

reserved for March 25 the order on whether to allow him to turn approver and become a witness in the case.

ED's Special Public Prosecutors D P Singh and N K Matta submitted that Saxena's turning approver would be very useful for the agency in the case.

The court had granted bail to Saxena on a plea moved by his Shivani Luthra, after the agency did not oppose the application.

"We are supporting Saxena's plea to become a witness. He has shown his inclination since the beginning to help in the investigation. He deserves the pardon as sought by him. We vehemently support his plea because it will help us in my case," ED's told the court.

Saxena had recorded his statement during in-chamber proceedings on March 6 after which the court sent the copies of his statement to the hearing the case.

The court had granted him bail on medical grounds after the perusal of reports submitted by AIIMS.

Saxena, at two Dubai-based firms -- and -- is one of the accused named in the charge sheet filed by ED in the Rs 3,600 crore deal scam.

Christian Michel, former and directors and Bruno Spagnolini, former SP and Saxena's wife Shivani have also been named by the agency in the charge sheet.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:50 IST