The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday to a Delhi court that alleged middleman in AgustaWestland chopper deal,Christian Michel mentioned “Mrs Gandhi” and “the son of the Italian lady” while in custody.Although,the investigating agency did not revealed the context of the mentioning, his reference seems aiming at Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Rahul.
Christian Michel got arrested over money laundering charges in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam,on December 22 this month, after he was extradited from the UAE and was produced in Delhi’s Patiala House Court after seven days in the probe agency’s custody.The court extended the Ed custody for another 7 days.
“Michel took Mrs Gandhi’s name and we wanted to ask a follow-up question. His lawyers had come and suddenly he handed a chit to them. He was caught red-handed by the doctor,he was actually seeking some direction on what to say and also to inform someone outside on the line of questioning,” ED’s Special Public Prosecutor DP Singh submitted.
He was earlier lodged in Tihar Jail in the related CBI case.