New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate did not want any further custody of Rajeev Saxena, arrested in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money laundering case, from a Delhi court Tuesday.
Saxena, whose ED custody ends Tuesday, sought to talk to Special Judge Arvind Kumar in private, without the presence of his lawyers, after which the court initiated on-camera proceedings in the case. Friday last, the agency had sought his custody from the court, saying the probe is at a crucial stage.
Saxena is one of the accused named in the chargesheet filed by ED in the case along with Christian Michel and a few others.
The court meanwhile allowed Michel meet his Italian lawyer-friend Santrolli Rosemary Patrizi Dos Anjos. Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Rosemary to meet Michel in Tihar jail as a ‘general visitor’ for half an hour from Monday to Friday.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had opposed Michel’s plea seeking permission to meet Rosemary, who was present in the court today. Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the ED, December 22 last year.