In a revelation that is set to raise the political temperatures in the nation, Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, has named Congress’s Sonia Gandhi while in the custody of Enforcement Directorate.
The agency itself has informed a court in Delhi today.
The Enforcement Directorate lawyer also told the court that Christian Michel spoke about “the son of the Italian lady” and how he is going to become “the next prime minister of the country”.
The reference is being seen as for incumbent Congress chief president Rahul Gandhi.
It need be mentioned that Christian Michel has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate over money laundering charges in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.
He had been extradited from the UAE earlier this month and was produced in Delhi’s Patiala House Court after seven days in the probe agency’s custody.
The Enforcement Directorate said it wanted Christian Michel’s custody for eight more days, but the court this evening extended the custody by a week.