Government has become the prosecutor, judge and jury : Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 31 : On the issue of securing extradition of Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena wanted in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers case and corporate aviation lobbyist Deepak Talwar, Congress leader Chidambaram said that it happens when the government becomes the prosecutor, judge and jury.

Attacking Narendra Modi government, Chidambaram said, “It is when government becomes the prosecutor, judge & jury, they can claim anything. Let them file the case & punish whoever is guilty.

Rajeev Shamsher Bahadur Saxena wanted in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP choppers money laundering case and lobbyist Deepak Talwar, wanted by the ED and the CBI in a case of allegedly misusing over Rs 90 crore taken through the foreign funding route, were brought in a special plane from Dubai to Delhi

An Enforcement Directorate (ED) team reportedly started questioning Rajiv Saxena (the co-accused in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland case) and corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, who were deported to India from the UAE last night, at around 4 am.

Deepak Talwar is wanted by both the ED and CBI in a case of allegedly misusing over Rs 90 crore taken through the foreign funding route. The ED arrested both the men under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The duo will be produced before a special court later in the day. Dubai authorities had picked up Saxena and Talwar on Wednesday “in assistance” to a request made by Indian agencies.

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