The court took note of a submission made by senior advocate Sidharth Luthra and advocate Pramod Kumar Dubey, appearing for Khaitan, who said that he had joined the investigation as and when called and answered the questions put to him.
The VVIP chopper case pertains to allegations of money laundering in a defence deal signed by the then UPA government led by Congress, with a UK-based helicopter manufacturing company names AgustaWestland. However, the deal was later scrapped in 2014.
The ED informed the court that Saxena was willing to cooperate in the investigation as he provided certain documents to the Investigation Officer in response to the summons issued to him during the probe.
Saxena’s statement was recorded in-camera in the chamber of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Patiala House courts on March 6. The ACMM gave a copy of the statement to the case investigating officer (IO).