Chargesheet Naming Ahmed Patel Leaked To Media: In the charge sheet filed by Christian Michel against alleged intermediaries arrested in the case related to the AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper deal. Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and the name of “Mrs. Gandhi” are named. The charge sheet was filed before a Delhi court on Thursday. Ahmed Patel said on the allegations, “It’s all baseless, ridiculous and an election gimmick, “ I trust the Judiciary.” Christian Michel alleged that the charge sheet had leaked to the media before the court took cognizance of it and before copying the accused. Delhi’s Patiala House Court issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate asking how lease was done in the charge sheet media. The investigation agency will answer tomorrow.
Chargesheet Naming Ahmed Patel Leaked To Media: Christian Michel To Court
In this case, the contract involves an amount of Rs 3,600 crore for the purchase of 12 luxury helicopters used by top Indian leaders like President, Prime Minister, former PM and other VIPs. The previous Manmohan Singh government signed the agreement with Italy-based helicopter-maker AgustaWestland.
One British citizen, Christian Michel, is one of the three middlemen investigating the allegations of organizing bribe to carry forward the agreement with the decision makers in India. During his question in December, Christian Michel said that ‘AP’ is for Ahmed Patel and ‘Family’ means in the diary accessed by the Enforcement Directorate.
The charge sheet states that the code-word is related to the alleged fallback of the 30 million euro given to officers of the Air Force, bureaucrats, the Ministry of Defence, and at that time, “ the Leading party”. Payments were passed through a “complex structure” and the money was withdrawn in cash through the “Hawala” route, the Enforcement Directorate alleged. For the latest updates and more details, you can visit www.indiatimelines.com.
The Enforcement Directorial charge sheet listed a series of “dispatches” by the Christain Michel between February 2008 and October 2009, in which a person referred to “Mrs. Gandhi” as “Driving Force” behind the Helicopter deal.
“A) meeting at the beginning of the week in relation to the Italian woman’s son, According to a dispatch, According to the charge sheet. the gentleman confirmed that the son will be the next prime minister and his strength in the party is increasing day by day.” Therefore, the finance minister is highly concerned about the unprecedented increase in son.
Chargesheet Naming Ahmed Patel Leaked To Media, things to know about AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam
The charge sheet has alleged that Christian Michel used senior Congress leaders to put pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Investigators have mentioned a letter dated August 28, 2009, which was allegedly written by Michel to a Giuseppe Orsi. Orsi is the former head of AgustaWestland’s parent company Finmeccanica (now Leonardo).
The supplementary charge sheet runs in 52 pages, with 3,000 pages of additional documents. It includes Christian Michel’s business partner David Syms and two companies Global Services FZE, UAE and Global Trade and Commerce Limited.
The charge sheet of the Enforcement Directorate comes a few days before the national elections, for which the election campaign is at its peak. The Congress has alleged that in the election season, the helicopter investigation has failed in an attempt to target its top leaders, mainly to deter the attention of the Rafale deal.
The BJP says that this matter can be the cause of “serious trouble” for Congress’s “first family”, its mention is Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi.