One of the biggest defence Scam that created ripples in the country during the UPA government, Agusta Westland chopper scam is all set to reveal more truth about the involvement of the ministers, politicians and other government officials as the most wanted middle man Christian Michel will be soon extradited to India.
The Dubai court which pronounced the verdict today gave permission to extradite Christian Michel to India. Christian Micheal is said to have played a key role in helping Finmeccanica executives to secure the VVIP chopper deal worth 3,600 crore, for which he was paid a kickback of 26 million Pounds.
The Enforcement Directorate which is investigating the case had named Christain Mischeal as one of the accused who helped to negotiate the deal between Finmeccanica executives and Indian authorities. Many Indian politicians and Military officials as well had accepted bribe in the deal which broke out into a massive 3600 crore scam in the country.
Former Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi was arrested by the CBI in 2016 after he was found to have got kickbacks in the Agusta deal. Along with him three people Gautam Khaitan and SP Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie Tyagi were also arrested. The CBI had found scathing evidence against SP Tyagi of receiving illegal gratification for exercising influence through illegal means. The CBI stated that the case has been registered under Section 120B, Section 420 IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
The CBI further revealed that politicians had received kickbacks through middleman in the deal. The ED (Enforcement Directorate) had earlier questioned Agusta Westland him during May. It was told that SP Tyagi had revealed various names and had been under serious allegations of many wrong doings. The CBI said that payments were made through Tunisia-registered companies controlled by Switzerland-based intermediaries Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa and transferred to accounts in India and Mauritius.
While the case was being heard in Italian Courts, the courts had clearly stated that Sonia Gandhi was the main driving force behind the Agusta Westland Chopper deal and was the main beneficiary. This was the first time a court had directly named Sonia Gandhi, Ahamed Patel and Manmohan Singh in the biggest chopper scam ever.
Now, extradition of Christian Micheal will definitely bring out all the names of the corrupts and criminals who back stabbed the country and looted crores of tax payers money.