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Christian Michel


From firms listening in Delhi hotel to a list of 96 contacts, what Christian Michel told ED

December 07, 2021 7:10 am

🔴Over the past three days, The Indian Express reported key revelations from the ED's interrogation, including Michel’s claims on how he lobbied the then UPA Government to salvage the deal in 2010, an intervention by then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Michel signed ‘sham contracts’ to hide trail of Agusta kickbacks: ED

December 06, 2021 12:57 pm

🔴 The report reveals the mistrust between Michel and Guido Haschke, the other alleged middleman for AgustaWestland, and the admission that his deals with the Italian company made up 80 per cent of his Dubai firm's revenue.

AgustaWestland ‘middleman’ Christian Michel on hunger strike, kin flag ‘delay’ in trial

November 27, 2021 8:02 am

🔴 Michel had sought the UK government’s intervention in a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month, saying he would remain on a hunger strike till it took action.

AgustaWestland deal: Court rejects middleman Christian Michel’s bail pleas

June 19, 2021 9:42 am

The court, after perusing Michel's medical report filed by the jail authorities, observed that Michel was getting proper treatment inside the jail and hence "no case is made out for grant of bail on medical grounds."

UN body seeks Michel release, India rejects opinion

February 27, 2021 8:07 am

The WGAD, a body under the United Nations, has also taken cognizance of submission by Michel’s lawyers that his handover to India in 2018 by UAE authorities was a “swap deal” for Princess Latifa, they said.

Agusta Westland deal: Key accused details how kickbacks were paid, links to Kamal Nath’s nephew, son

November 18, 2020 9:56 am

Chartered accountant Rajiv Saxena's statement, running over 1000 pages, show him claiming that his role was “liited to the structures and managing the execution” for key players like Sushen Mohan Gupta, Ratul Puri and Gautam Khaitan.

Agusta Westland Deal: Statement of key accused mentions Kamal Nath’s son, Khurshid, Patel, web of offshore firms

November 18, 2020 6:45 am

Kamal Nath says son (Bakul Nath) NRI, no records to show links; Khurshid says no connection with any of the accused.

VVIP Chopper case: CBI files supplementary chargesheet against Michel, Saxena, 13 others

September 20, 2020 1:32 am

Notably, the chargesheet has not named former defence secretary and comptroller and auditor general Shashi Kant Sharma and former air vice-marshal Jasbir Singh Panesar as accused as it is still waiting for prosecution sanctions against them from the government.

VVIP chopper scam: Supreme court asks Christian Michel to move Delhi HC for bail

April 02, 2020 2:17 am

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah, which took up his plea for hearing through video conferencing, said it would be appropriate for the accused to move the HC for any relief.

Citing vulnerability to COVID-19 in jail, Christian Michel moves HC for bail

March 27, 2020 4:23 am

The High Court is already seized of Michel’s bail application, which was opposed by the CBI and ED on the ground that he was “brought to India with unprecedented difficulty and there is all likelihood of him fleeing from justice, if enlarged on bail”.


Express Eye for Detail 16: What went wrong in Bulandshahr, Christian Michel’s role in AgustaWestland scam and more

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

This week we look at how UP got to a place where mob violence that spiralled out of control got a police officer killed, why the extradition of Christian Michel is a political hot potato & how a WhatsApp video ruined a woman’s life in Kerela.

AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper Deal : How to study the new revelations

October 09, 2014 3:36 pm

Manu Pubby explains his latest exclusive story for The Indian Express on the AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper deal. On February, 2014, The Indian Express published a report by him showing how a note that Italian prosecutors produced in court to show the vital role played by middleman Christian Michel in fixing the VVIP chopper deal, has the British 'consultant' telling top AgustaWestland officials to 'target' the closest advisers for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for the contract.