Friday, Dec 02, 2022

VVIP chopper deal


AgustaWestland case: Delhi court extends custody of Sushen Mohan Gupta till May 3

April 22, 2019 1:28 pm

Special Judge Arvind Kumar extended the custody of Gupta, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Delhi court dismisses Christian Michel's interim bail plea to celebrate Easter, says he may abscond

April 18, 2019 6:27 pm

The court also noted the submission of the counsel appearing for Michel who told the court that there is no medical emergency and he is seeking interim bail for general medical check-up of accused.

VVIP Chopper case: Delhi court refuses to share probe report with Christian Michel

April 12, 2019 3:35 am

The ED submitted a sealed cover report before Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar, stating that they have found who leaked the supplementary chargesheet.

Investigative reports in Indian Express: Probing AgustaWestland deal, tracking Christian Michel trail

April 06, 2019 9:21 am

From the first raids at middlemen Guido Haschke’s offices to his connections in India and from Christian Michel’s role to taped conversations that named ‘AP’ and ‘FAM’, these are among the key reports that prompted a probe that led to the cancellation of the deal in 2014.

Indian Express exposed Michel, Tyagi, note with initials; mentioned in chargesheet

April 06, 2019 7:53 am

It was a series of investigative reports by Pubby in The Indian Express in 2012-13 that first brought the alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland deal into the public domain. These prompted a probe that led to the cancellation in 2014.

AgustaWestland chopper deal: Christian Michel claims in court CBI asked him to implicate certain persons

March 05, 2019 7:24 pm

Michel made the allegations through his lawyer before the court while opposing Tihar Jail authorities' move to shift him to a high-security cell in isolation.

Delhi court extends ED custody of Gautam Khaitan, accused in AgustaWestland case, for six days

February 02, 2019 6:24 pm

Gautam Khaitan is an accused in the VVIP chopper deal case as he is alleged to have acted as a key middleman who floated a company called IDS Infotech and used it to pay large sums of money to Rajiv Saxena, another accused in the case. 

AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel sent to seven-day custody under ED

December 22, 2018 4:58 pm

Michel was among the alleged middlemen who brokered the chopper deal and who, investigators claim, paid bribes to officials and politicians to swing the contract in favour of AgustaWestland, the British arm of Italian firm Finmeccanica.

CBI on Christian Michel: 300 visits to India, none since co-accused arrested in Italy

December 20, 2018 5:28 am

The Enforcement Directorate, in its chargesheet filed against Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he received EUR 30 million (about Rs 225 crore) from AgustaWestland.

AgustaWestland case: Delhi court sends Christian Michel to judicial custody till Dec 28

December 19, 2018 4:24 pm

Michel told the court that he was not required for custodial interrogation and no purpose will be served by keeping him further in custody. He was in CBI custody for 15 days.


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.