Lawyers of Rajiv Saxena, co-accused in the AgustaWestland deal claimed that he was picked by the UAE state security from his residence and was illegally extradited to India, ANI reported on Wednesday.
Geeta Luthra and Prateek Yadav, lawyers of Rajiv Saxena (in picture, a co-accused in AgustaWestland case): Rajiv Saxena was picked up by UAE state security from his residence this morning at 9:30 am (UAE time) and illegally extradited to India around 5:30pm (UAE time). pic.twitter.com/rzBkIWn6ns— ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2019
Saxena's lawyers have also claimed that he was not given access to his family, lawyers or even essential medicine.
“There were no extradition proceedings started in the UAE and he was not allowed access to his family or lawyers or essential daily medicine. He was on boarded onto a private jet from a private terminal at Dubai International Airport,” his lawyers told ANI.
AgustaWestland chopper deal middleman Christian Michel was brought to India in December following his extradition by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in connection with the chopper deal case.