Herald: Court grants 7-day interim bail to Rajiv Saxena, ED poses no challenge

Court grants 7-day interim bail to Rajiv Saxena, ED poses no challenge

15 Feb 2019 05:44am IST
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15 Feb 2019 05:44am IST

PTI, NEW DELHI: A Delhi court Thursday granted interim bail for seven days to Rajiv Saxena, arrested in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money-laundering case, on two sureties of Rs 5 lakh each. 

Special Judge Arvind Kumar, while granting the bail, asked AIIMS to file a detailed medical report on Saxena's health and posted the matter for hearing on February 22.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which had supported his bail plea yesterday, said the medical report submitted by AIIMS was not detailed. 

In the previous hearing on Wednesday, the ED had said that it was not opposing Saxena's bail plea due to his medical condition and the fact that he was cooperating in the probe.

The court asked the lawyer appearing for the ED whether the bail was not being opposed on merits, to which he replied that he was relying only on Saxena's medical condition as he is suffering from leukamia.

To this, the court had said, "remember it will apply in other cases then. We are recording everything, whatever you are saying".

Saxena had sought bail on medical grounds and told the court that he was suffering from a "heart disease" and "advanced-stage leukaemia" (blood cancer). 

The court had on Wednesday directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to file a report on Saxena's medical condition.

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