Court reserves order on Christian Michel’s bail plea for Dec 22

Christian Michel

New Delhi, Dec 19: The Patiala House Court on Wednesday reserved its order on bail plea of alleged AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel for December 22. 

Aljo K Jospeh, Counsel for Michel told the bench of special judge Arvind Kumar that he was not required for custodial interrogation and no purpose will be served by keeping him further in custody.

The 54-year-old British national was sent to judicial custody till December 28.

Earlier in a day, the Central Bureau of Investigation had opposed the bail plea of Michel during the hearing.

“His reach is so wide and he is so influential that he could try and remove evidence. He was making efforts to run away from Dubai just before his extradition”, the probe agency told the court.

While, Michel’s Counsel informed the bench that “the CBI had questioned him five times in Dubai and for 15 days in Delhi. He is suffering from Dyslexia. And he has been asked to write in cursive writing”.

The British national was extradited to India on December 4 night from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A day after his arrival in India, Michel was sent to five-day CBI custody for interrogation which was extended further.


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