New Delhi: A day after ED filed a supplementary chargesheet against Christian Michel in the AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper scam, the alleged middleman moved Friday a Delhi court and claimed he has not named anybody before the probe agency. He also alleged that the central government was using agencies for political agenda.
Michel’s counsel claimed that the copy of the chargesheet was provided to the media before it was provided to Michel. Advocate Aljo K Joseph, who has filed plea on Michel’s behalf, claimed that ‘he (Michel) never named anyone’.
In his plea, Michel has questioned how the chargesheet was leaked to the media even before its cognisance was taken by the court. The matter will come up for hearing April 6.
It should be mentioned here that earlier in the day there were media reports that in the ED’s supplementary chargesheet Michel has named three journalists, a few political leaders and a certain ‘Mrs Gandhi’. However none of them had been named as accused in the case.
As per the chargesheet, British national and one of the middlemen of the scrapped deal, Michel, had used important personalities in the field of media in order to influence the public opinion. Michel is currently lodged in Tihar jail and is an accused in the case.