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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”.

AgustaWestland case: Delhi HC seeks CBI, ED stand on Christian Michel bail petitions

October 25, 2019 1:24 am

Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the ED on December 22, 2018. He was later arrested by the CBI in the case related to Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal. He is in judicial custody at Tihar jail.

AgustaWestland chopper case: CBI gets nod to further question Christian Michel in Tihar jail

September 20, 2019 4:11 pm

The development comes two weeks after the court dismissed the bail application of Michel, who was extradited by the ED in December 2018 from the UAE.

AgustaWestland scam: Court dismisses Christian Michel's bail pleas in CBI, ED cases

September 07, 2019 6:03 pm

Special Judge Arvind Kumar rejected Michel's applications in cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), saying there was no sufficient ground to grant the relief.


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.