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ED files charge sheet against alleged middleman Christian Michel in Agusta Westland scam

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 June 2016, 16:46 IST

In a development in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge sheet on 15 June against alleged middleman Christian Michel James and two others.

Michel has been accused by the CBI and the ED of working at the behest of AgustaWestland and its parent Italian major Finmeccanica. He has been accused of routing funds to India meant to bribe officials.

He had previously asserted that he never met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and that he is ready to be questioned by Indian investigators as he wants to clear his name.

Earlier this month, the ED reportedly conducted searches on the premises in the city of Suraj Prakash Mehra, a businessman who was allegedly in contact with Christian Michel.

--ANI
First published: 15 June 2016, 16:46 IST
 
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