Christian Michel (File photo)
Christian Michel (File photo)

AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel approaches Delhi HC seeking bail

ANI | Updated: Oct 23, 2019 17:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 23 (ANI): Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case, on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court, seeking bail in the cases filed against him by CBI and ED in connection with Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.
He approached the High Court after a special court dismissed his bail plea by observing that the accusations against him are "serious in nature".
The bail plea has been filed on the ground that he has been in the custody since January and the charge sheet has also been filed by both CBI and by ED in April this year.
Earlier, in the special court, both the investigating agencies had opposed the bail plea of Michel.
The agencies submitted that they would file a supplementary charge sheet in the case since sufficient evidence attributing to the criminality against other public servants and private persons had surfaced during the ongoing probe.
The agencies also submitted that Michel was a flight risk and could possibly flee the country.
Michel was extradited from Dubai last year and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with alleged irregularities in the chopper deal.
While the CBI is probing his alleged role as a 'middleman' in the deal, the ED is investigating money laundering charges against him. (ANI)