Wednesday, May 22, 2024
HomeCrimeAgustaWestland: Court rejects Christian Michel's bail plea, sends him to 7-day ED custody

AgustaWestland: Court rejects Christian Michel’s bail plea, sends him to 7-day ED custody

On Wednesday, Michel was sent to the Tihar jail on judicial remand till December 28.

The Patiala House court today rejected Christian Michel’s bail appeal, handing his custody to the Enforcement Directorate for 7 days. The court had yesterday allowed ED’s petition seeking Michel’s production in court over a money-laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate had asked for Michel’s custody for 15 days. The special judge  Arvind Kumar allowed the ED permission to interrogate Christian Michel in the court for 15 minutes and later granted them his custody for 7 days. The court had earlier reserved its order on Michel’s bail plea on December 19 and had sent him to judicial custody till December 28. Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI. The other two are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa. The ED, in its charge sheet filed in June 2016 had alleged that Michel received EUR 30 million (about Rs 225 crore) from AgustaWestland.

Christian Michel is accused of money laundering, bribery, and fraud in connection with the Rs 3,600-crore worth AgustaWestland scam. It is believed that not only did he pay kickbacks to politicians, officers, and agents but also involved certain celebrity journalists to swing the deal.

Christian Michel was extradited from Dubai to India on 4th December 2018. He was produced in the court on the next day, which granted his 5-day custodial interrogation to the CBI. The CBI got his custody extended by 5 days and later by another 4 days.

Ayodhra Ram Mandir special coverage by OpIndia

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Paisa bolta hai, sab chalta hai’: Pune Porsche crash reveals so many things that are wrong with us, the system and laws

The granting of bail to the teen accused in the Pune Porsche case reveals how cheap human lives, especially those of poor ones, are in our country.

‘Nationalist’ Aquib Mir poses as Hindu to gain trust of married Hindu woman, tricks her into nikah, beats her when questioned about multiple affairs:...

The victim was already married and had a son when she came in contact with Aquib Mir. In her complaint, she said that at that time, she was in a vulnerable position as her husband was suffering from medical issues leading to stress and an emotionally weak situation. Aquib contacted her on Instagram posing as a Hindu man named Ravi Rajput in 2021. They became friends and slowly came closer. 

Recently Popular

- Advertisement -