Chopper scam: SC stays HC order allowing Rajeev Saxena to go abroad for treatment

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The Supreme Court today stayed a Delhi High Court order, permitting Rajeev Saxena, an approver in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam, to go abroad for treatment.

A vacation bench also issued a notice to Saxena on an appeal filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) challenging the Delhi High Court order permitting him to visit the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Europe from June 25 to July 24.

The bench stayed the High Court order for three weeks. It also asked the director of AIIMS to examine Saxena's mental and physical health and file a report within three weeks.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, said certain new facts with regard to other offences have come to light and the CBI is formally going to register an FIR against Saxena shortly. (AIR NEWS)