Agusta Westland Scam: middleman Christian Mitchell took Mrs Gandhi’s name-ED

In the Agusta Westland scam, alleged middleman Christian Mitchell took the name of Mrs Gandhi in his statement. Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday told Patiala House Court in Delhi that Christian Mitchell has taken the name of Mrs. Gandhi.Although the ED said that it is not clear now that in what context has Michelle named Sonia Gandhi?

ED has said in the Patiala House Court that Christian Mitchell has confirmed that how the HAL was removed from the deal and after that Tata was given a deal. In addition, the ED has sought to ban Michelle’s lawyer’s entry. ED has said that Mitchell is being taught from outside.

With this, the ED has told the Patiala House Court of Delhi that Michelle has told about ‘the son of the Italian lady ‘. Together they have also explained how ‘he is going to be the next PM of the country.’

Patiala House Court has sent Mitchell to the remand of ED for 7 days

Along with this, the Court ordered Christian Mitchell’s lawyers to keep distance during meeting him. The court has fixed the deadline for lawyers to meet Mitchell every morning for morning and evening 15 minutes.

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What is Agusta Westland Scam: 

In 2010, the agreement was signed between the Anglo-Italian company Agusta-Westland and the Indian Government to buy 12 VVIP helicopters for the IAF. In January 2014, the Indian government canceled the contract of 3600 crores. It was alleged that a commission of 360 crore rupees was taken. After this, the government had banned the supply of 12 AW-101 VVIP helicopters to the Indian Air Force in February 2013.At the time the order was issued, India had paid 30% and the next three other helicopters’ payment were undergoing.

The case went to Italy’s court, in which it was revealed that the company had given a bribe of upto Rs 100-125 crore to the Indian officials to get a $ 53 million contract. The name of former IAF chief SP Tyagi was also mentioned in the Italian court’s decision.

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