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Old February 4th, 2019, 09:49 PM
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How India got UAE to deliver AgustaWestland accused Rajiv Saxena, lobbyist Deepak Talwar

Photo: Rajiv Saxena (C), an accused in India's abortive, scandal-tainted helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm Agusta Westland, is escorted by police as he leaves a court in New Delhi, India, January 31, 2019. (Reuters)

Modi government has done the never-before-in-history-of-India! Picked up scoundrels to bring them to face the judicial music! :up

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At 11.25pm on January 30, an Aviation Research Centre Gulfstream jet arrived in New Delhi from Dubai carrying Rajiv Saxena, a co-accused in the AgustaWestland case, and Deepak Talwar, a lobbyist accused of other economic offences in India.

When India’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met his UAE counterpart in January, he had a request: that the two countries cooperate in acting on those accused of economic offences in India and were living in the West Asian country.

Doval’s request was significant — India has had little luck in getting its hands on economic and other offenders living in UAE. At last count, 257 letters rogatory from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) were pending with UAE authorities.

These are letters written by agencies in Country A for investigative and judicial help to another Country B with which the fist country doesn’t have a treaty to facilitate such cooperation.

That marked the beginning of a process that ended with the arrival in New Delhi, at 11.25pm on January 30, of an Aviation Research Centre Gulfstream jet from Dubai carrying Rajiv Saxena, a co-accused in the AgustaWestland case. Also on the flight was Deepak Talwar, a lobbyist accused of other economic offences in India. On Thursday, ED was given Saxena and Talwar’s custody for four and seven days respectively.

Things moved rapidly after Doval’s meeting.

Diplomats based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and New Delhi said on condition of anonymity that the names of Saxena, a close associate of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland deal, and Talwar, who is believed to be close to several Indian politicians, was first mentioned by Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Anil Dhasmana in a meeting with his UAE counterpart on January 24 in Abu Dhabi.

UAE authorities were shown papers linking the two to economic offences worth thousands of crores in India, the first in the case of the purchase of VVIP choppers and the second in an investigation over the purchase of civilian aircraft.

Discreet surveillance launched the same day by UAE agencies revealed that Saxena was living in the upscale Palm Jumeirah area while Talwar was taking a plane to Muscat that day on a one-way ticket. Fearing that the corporate lobbyist was fleeing the country, an alert was sounded and UAE authorities ensured that Talwar did not board the flight to Oman.

Discussions on how to hand over the two to Indian authorities followed, and UAE authorities feared an onslaught from high-profile lawyers if the two, both with resources and influence, were detained and then handed over to Indian officials. It was decided that the best way to deport them was for Indian authorities to cancel their passports, which were renewed in Dubai.

The Indian government moved fast, and within a day, on January 25, the passports were cancelled on the basis of accusations against the two. UAE authorities were intimated and the ARC plane was put on standby. ARC is the aviation arm of R&AW. On Tuesday, UAE authorities gave a green signal to Doval and Dhasmana to pick up “the two ready parcels”. However, the plane could only take off a day later due to a delay in receiving flight permission.

The diplomats put the operation as another sign of growing security cooperation between the two countries.

They added that the ARC aircraft left New Delhi airport at 1130am on Wednesday and returned with the two prize catches 12 hours later. By the time the plane landed, the duo’s lawyers were already issuing statements over the illegality of their effective extradition.

The speed at which authorities at both ends functioned is evident from the fact that Talwar was given a jacket by officials on landing to ward off the Delhi cold (he was wearing a half-sleeved shirt). At 2.34am, the two were handed over to ED officials.

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Awesome!

Not one to look at the gift horse in the mouth, while appreciating UAE's cooperation, I privately wonder if same cooperation would be extended if the accused were muslims... Maybe in this new era of cooperation they would.

now that they have given us this 'gift' we should make use of it and speedily put the case through courts. I reckon we have only about 2 months before the elections and wh wins after that starts to make the fragile balance unsteady....
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Doval seems to be moving things.
Far cry from 1999 when Jaswant Singh had to use Americans to talk to UAE Sheikhs and allow access to hijacked aircraft.

But this is not the first big success- UPA2 also managed to get Abu Jundal from Saudi Arabia. Doval was some big shot in IB then, if not the head. WOnder if he had a hand in that too.
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Awesome!

Not one to look at the gift horse in the mouth, while appreciating UAE's cooperation, I privately wonder if same cooperation would be extended if the accused were muslims... Maybe in this new era of cooperation they would.

now that they have given us this 'gift' we should make use of it and speedily put the case through courts. I reckon we have only about 2 months before the elections and wh wins after that starts to make the fragile balance unsteady....
They did, a long back. But the peaceful guy was invovled in an attack on US consulate.
https://frontline.thehindu.com/stati...4/19040220.htm
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Doval seems to be moving things.
Far cry from 1999 when Jaswant Singh had to use Americans to talk to UAE Sheikhs and allow access to hijacked aircraft.

But this is not the first big success- UPA2 also managed to get Abu Jundal from Saudi Arabia. Doval was some big shot in IB then, if not the head. WOnder if he had a hand in that too.
If i remember correctly we had his bio metrics and saudi arabia could not say no to deportation, once we proved that abu jundal was an Indian citizen which he claimed he was not.
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Some trivia about Doval .. he has lived under cover for over a year in Pakistan.. and also went under cover in golden temple around 1986 when similar to bluestar kind of situation developed.. he got many militants to surrender.
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Some trivia about Doval .. he has lived under cover for over a year in Pakistan.. and also went under cover in golden temple around 1986 when similar to bluestar kind of situation developed.. he got many militants to surrender.
small correction, Doval lived in porkistan for over 7 years.
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small correction, Doval lived in porkistan for over 7 years.
I stand corrected.. btw, he doesn’t look a shade over 50-55.. when apparently he’s 74
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under cover for 7 years? wow....
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under cover for 7 years? wow....
He was posted in Indian embassy.. so may be not all of 7 yrs under cover.. check Wikipedia
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He was posted in Indian embassy.. so may be not all of 7 yrs under cover.. check Wikipedia
he was an undercover operator

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