New Delhi: Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not letting any chance to advertise its achievements go by lightly. While Indian agencies were in the process of flying back fugitive lobbyists Rajeev Saxena and Deepak Talwar, two of middleman Christian Michel’s close aides, back to India from UAE, the party likened the feat to none other than that of the silent guardian of Gotham City, Batman. 

In fact, a tweet by the party cited a scene out of Batman franchise’s ‘Dark Knight Rises’: “Last time we saw such swift extradition, it was Batman extraditing Lau from Hong Kong and delivering him to Jim Gordon”. Also, the BJP summed up the extradition victory in another famed Batman quote: “Everything's impossible until somebody does it. This time it's PM Narendra Modi.”

For the readers, MyMation would like to remind that this is a throwback to the movie wherein Batman is pitted against the evil Joker. Batman fans would remember that mafia bosses of Gotham City — Sal Maroni, Gambol, and the Chechen — talk to their accountant Lau via an internet link. Lau has fled to Hong Kong and is the key to their ill-gotten black money. The Joker barged in and offered to kill Batman for half their money. They refused and Joker killed Gambol.

It is in this context that Batman went to Hong Kong, captured Lau, and brought him back to police boss Jim Gordon in Gotham City to make him testify against the Joker and the mafia bosses. 

Meanwhile, the duo was being flown back from Dubai on a special plane of the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), the aviation wing of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Michel too was extradited from Dubai.

Talwar is alleged to have been involved in shady aviation deals contracted under the UPA regime. He is also accused of having misappropriated over Rs90 crore which he received from foreign companies as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives. 

Saxena, on the other hand, is believed to be a close associate of Michel and is supposedly involved in the AgustaWestland scam.