Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel moves Delhi HC for bail citing Covid-19 threat

Michel says he’s 59 years old and has ‘pre-existing’ health conditions, and keeping him locked up would amount to ‘violation of human rights’.

Delhi Court rejects Christian Michel’s bail pleas in CBI, ED cases in AgustaWestland scam

Christian Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed by the ED and the CBI. He was extradited from Dubai in December last year.

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel’s business partner summoned by Delhi court

David Nigel John Syms, an accused in the AgustaWestland case, is co-director of two firms along with Christian Michel. The firms have also been named in the chargesheet.

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel wants a week’s bail for Easter

Christian Michel moves bail plea in a Delhi court, submitting he ‘wishes to attend the holy mass on the Easter day’. His plea will be heard Thursday.

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel identified ‘AP’ as Ahmed Patel, says ED

According to the ED chargesheet, Michel identified the initials in a budget sheet, which states "30 million euros were paid to Air Force officers, bureaucrats and politicians".

Being treated like monkey in a zoo at Tihar, says AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel

Christian Michel, middleman in AgustaWestland chopper scam, tells judge he has been moved from cell housing white-collar crime accused to one housing terror suspects.

ED probes fraud worth crores but doesn’t even have a jail cell to house its accused

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel was kept in Tughlaq Road police station, while co-accused Rajeev Saxena was kept in the Kamla Market police station.

Delhi court grants 7-day interim bail to Rajiv Saxena in the AgustaWestland case

Saxena had sought bail on medical grounds telling the court that he was suffering from heart disease and advanced-stage leukaemia. 

BJP’s Rafale & Congress’ AgustaWestland deals took different routes to same end – scandal

Both AgustaWestland & Rafale are caught in controversies but have very little in common when it comes to the process of procurement.

Delhi HC seeks ED’s response on middleman’s plea challenging deportation in AgustaWestland case

Lobbyist Deepak Talwar has filed a plea challenging his detention by the Indian agencies for money laundering in AgustaWestland case.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.