Michel seeks default bail in AgustaWestland scam case

Michel seeks default bail in AgustaWestland scam case

Christian Michel (PTI File Photo)

Christian Michel, an extradited middleman in AgustaWestland scam case, on Friday moved a Delhi court seeking default bail for failure of the CBI to file charge sheet within a statutory period of 60 days.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar sought a response from the CBI and Enforcement Directorate and put the matter for consideration on February 12.

"Since the accused had been in custody from 04.12.208, in terms of Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal procedure, the investigation had to be completed by 03/02/2019," his plea stated.

Michel's counsel Aljo K Joseph filed two separate petitions on behalf of Michel, a British national, in the case registered by the CBI and ED.

Michel was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India on December 4. 

He faced charges of corruption and money laundering in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper purchase scam.