Christian Michel: British High Commission gets consular access to Agusta Westland middleman - watsupptoday.com
Christian Michel: British High Commission gets consular access to Agusta Westland middleman
Posted 11 Jan 2019 04:25 PM

Agencies
The alleged middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, Christian Michel has got consular access. The British High Commission in India has got consular access to Michel in the VVIP chopper deal case. The report further added that the High Commission said that its staff has visited Michel to check his welfare.

"Our staff are supporting a British man who is detained in India, and have visited him to check his welfare,” British High Commission in India said.

Meanwhile, Michel has allegedly named "Mrs. Gandhi" and "the son of the Italian lady" while in custody, the Enforcement Directorate informed Delhi's Patiala House court on December 29.

The ED claimed that Michel was caught red-handed while passing a chit to his lawyer seeking help on how to deal with questions related to "Mrs. Gandhi."

The agency had stated that in one of the contract negotiation documents it was mentioned 'son of an Italian lady' and "he is going to be the next PM".

Sources from ED inferred that it could be UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi.

The agency is probing bribery allegations in the Rs 3,600-crore 12 AW101 helicopters deal with AgustaWestland that was canceled in 2013.

There were corruption charges against top Indian Air Force officials and politicians. Michel and two other middlemen – Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa – are accused of playing a role in getting the Rs 3,600 crore-deal swung in favor of AgustaWestland.

Michel allegedly also told ED how HAL was removed from the deal and TATA was brought into the picture.

Christian Michel, who was extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the ED on December 22.

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