The Enforcement Directorate has alleged Rajiv Saxena, accused-turned-approver in the Agusta case, tried to “hamper investigation by influencing individuals for submitting selective information and documents to probe agencies”. ED’s allegations were made when it opposed Saxena’s bail plea in a bank loan case recently. The court, however, granted bail to Saxena on medical grounds.

“It was established that a lawyer representing Rajiv Saxena had attempted to release funds which are under attachment…When asked about the lawyer who is representing him before the Swiss authorities, he stated that no lawyer is representing him which was found contrary to the findings of the investigation,” ED alleged.

Saxena gave ‘false and contradictory’ statements and hampered investigation by ‘concealing’ true nature of transactions related with the ‘laundering of proceeds of crime, it alleged. “Even during the course of search at his premises in September 2021, various bank statements were recovered from him which were not submitted earlier, and it came to light that he had sent several documents to Dubai. When he was asked to get the documents from Dubai, he provided copy of only those documents which he had submitted earlier and the documents sent were never submitted despite an undertaking to the effect,” ED alleged. Saxena was a close associate of Ratul Puri and ‘laundered proceeds of crime’ for Ratul Puri, ED alleged. Saxena helped Ratul Puri and Deepak Puri in ‘parking the proceeds of…

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