Saxena’s bail was not opposed by the ED. In fact, the agency informed special judge Arvind Kumar that he had disclosed crucial aspects of the case. “The applicant cooperated in the investigation and disclosed crucial aspects of the case, which are being investigated into and has further undertaken to cooperate and provide all documents required by the ED,” the judge said, observing submissions of ED counsel D P Singh.
Saxena’s counsel Geeta Luthra, Shivani L Lohia and Prateek submitted that co-accused Gautam Khaitan, S P Tyagi and others had already been released on bail. “Counsel for the ED has not disputed the medical record of the accused and has not opposed the bail application of the accused. The accused has fully cooperated during the investigation,” judge Kumar noted.
Saxena was accordingly directed to furnish a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh with two sureties in the like amount. Besides, he was asked not to leave the country or tamper with evidence when out on bail.