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In his plea, Christian Michel stated that he had not named anybody before the ED, and the agency leaked the chargesheet to politicise the case.
The chargesheet in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam case was filed before a Delhi court Thursday.
Suspected AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel has flagged his detention in solitary confinement in an application moved before a special court.
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Advocate Aljo K. Joseph, whose Twitter bio says he is part of the Youth Congress, appeared for Michel in a Delhi court, where the CBI had sought his custody.
In an election year, BJP is likely to go all out against ex-Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her Man Friday Ahmed Patel on the AgustaWestland deal.
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