Chopper scam: SC asks Rajeev Saxena to appear before AIIMS medical board

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Rajeev Saxena, an approver in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam, to appear before a medical board of AIIMS to get examined for blood cancer and other ailments.

A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and Navin Sinha sought the report of the medical board, to be constituted by the director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), within a week after examining Saxena.

“Counsel for the respondent (Rajeev Saxena) undertakes that the respondent will appear before the Board of Doctors to be constituted by the Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 2, 2019. Let the report be sent to this Court within a week thereafter,” the bench said.

It listed the matter for further hearing on August 26, 2019. (AGENCIES)