Christian Mitchell accused of helicopter scandal was brought to Delhi
New Delhi: The difficulties of the Congress surrounding the Modi government can be increased due to the Rafael deal. Christian Mitchell (57), the main accused and wanted British citizen of the scandal in the VVIP helicopter purchase scandal from the Italian company Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary AgustaWestland, was brought from Dubai to Delhi on Tuesday night. This entire operation was carried out in coordination with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and M. Nageshwar Rao, Acting Director of CBI.
Presenting Mitchell in Patiala House Court on Wednesday, the CBI will seek remand for questioning. In the deal of approximately Rs 3,600 crores during the UPA regime, Christian Mitchell was in the role of chief broker. Most of the bribe was distributed among them by the then officials and leaders. Michelle can come up with this issue before the Lok Sabha elections before coming to India. The Supreme Court of UAE (UAE) had dismissed Christian Mitchell’s appeal on November 19 and upheld the lower court’s decision to extradite him to India.
After this, the Justice Department of the UAE has completed the necessary procedure for its extradition in the last two weeks. Secretary (Economic Relations) TS Trimurthy in the Ministry of External Affairs told that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke on the extradition case from the counselor in the UAE. Sushma is currently in Dubai to attend the 12th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting The CBI told that the operation was done with the coordination with the acting director M Nageshwar Rao. Apart from this, the team led by CBI’s joint director Sai Manohar played a key role in fulfilling the mission while staying in Dubai.
AgustaWestland gave Michelle 225 million
ED filed a charge sheet against Michelle in June 2016. It has been alleged that he had obtained three million Euros (Rs 225 crore) from helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland. This amount was given to bribe as a bribe for the purchase of a helicopter purchase deal with India as many contracts were to be made in India for this deal.
One of the three middlemen is one of the three middlemen in the scandal. The names of two others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa. The ED and the CBI are investigating these three. After issuing a non-bailable warrant against the court, red corner notice has been issued from Interpol.
India has canceled the deal
India has canceled the purchase of helicopter purchase from AgustaWestland on January 1, 2014. This meant that 14 VVIP helicopters were to be purchased for the IAF. The deal was canceled after the company had given a bribe of Rs 423 crore in this deal.
The brokerage has enough evidence
A senior CBI official involved in the investigation said that AgustaWestland has concrete proof of the amount of brokerage given to Christian Michelle companies. Most countries have gathered evidence in this regard. Only after seeing these evidence has the court of the extradition war decided by the UAE?
Denial of allegations
AgustaWestland deal has been accused of congressional leadership, However, Christian Mitchell has been refusing to mention the involvement of the Congress leadership in the helicopter deal on every forum. He had even said that he was asked to sign a deal in which the Congress was talking against the leadership. However, he turned down the deal.
Big diplomatic success
A senior official told that despite British citizens, extradition of Christian Michelle is India’s biggest diplomatic success. Apart from Abu Salem, India has not been able to bring back any accused.
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