Christian Michel is the accused middleman, charged with money laundering of Rs 3,600 crore, in the AgustaWestland chopper deal. Both CBI and ED have opposed his bail plea.
New Delhi: Christian Michel approached the Delhi high court seeking bail in the AgustaWestland case in connection with Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. Michel is the alleged middleman accused in the case.
Michel approached the high court after his earlier plea was dismissed by the special court. The court had stated that the accusations against him were of serious nature, and the court cannot grant him bail.
The CBI and ED filed a chargesheet against him in April this year. The CBI and ED also had opposed his bail plea.
In addition, the probe authorities said that they will file a supplementary chargesheet to stop the court from granting Michel bail. They said sufficient evidence against Michel attributing to criminality against other persons had surfaced. The agencies also said that Michel may flee the country.
Michel was brought to India after he was extradited from Dubai early this year. He is lodged in Tihar jail.
CBI is probing the lead of him being the middleman in the AgustaWestland case, while the Enforcement Directorate is probing his role in a money laundering case concerning the chopper deal.
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Last Updated 23, Oct 2019, 7:00 PM