Ahmed Patel in chopper scam? Never named anyone in charge-sheet, says Michel

Christian Michel James | AFP (File) Christian Michel James | AFP

A day after the Enforcement Directorate filed a supplementary charge-sheet against Christian Michel in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter scam, the alleged middleman moved a Delhi court on Friday, claiming that he has not named anybody before the probe agency. On Thursday, media reports claimed Michel had named Ahmed Patel, a key aide to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, in the charge-sheet.

He also alleged that the Central government was using agencies for a political agenda.

Michel's counsel claimed that the copy of the charge-sheet was provided to the media before it was provided to Michel.

Advocate Aljo K Joseph, who has filed a plea on Michel's behalf, claimed that "he (Michel) never named anyone".

In his plea, Michel has questioned how the charge-sheet was leaked to the media even before its cognisance was taken by the court. The matter will come up for hearing on April 6.