After the Enforcement Directorate told the Patiala House Court that Christian Michel has named 'Mrs Gandhi' and mentioned the letter 'R' during the interrogation, among several other things, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday that the Congress has been exposed and that "the party has compromised the security of the nation".
"New revelations are coming out AugustaWestland case. Today's revelations are stunning. Earlier it was only 'AP' & 'Fam' now there are more terms - 'Mrs Gandhi', 'big man', 'party leader', 'son of Italian lady'. All these terms indicate to the Gandhi family. It shows how the Congress family looted the country right left and center
"The Gandhi family is known for all the scams. The 'Accidental PM' was presiding over a Raj of loot. Congress assigned a lawyer as soon as Michel was extradited to India. Congress never made a deal without a middleman and the dealings of their middlemen are being revealed through the correspondence between Michel and Haschke.
"The Gandhi family has been exposed. They have hugely compromised the security of the nation. What's more shocking is Michel's extensive access to all the sensitive files. It seems one copy of every file of the scam used to go to Michel. Rahul Gandhi keeps on mentioning HAL, especially over the Rafale deal. Today it has come to light how the company was sidelined during their regime. We will come to know now why and how the chori was done. 'Their chori is being caught. Chor machaye Shor is the name of the Augusta tale
"The NDA has brought Michel to India and the Congress is helping the accused by sending their office bearers to him. Which is why the court has given an extra period of 7 days from further investigation," he said.
In a major development in the AgustaWestland case, Enforcement Directorate has told the Patiala House Court that Christian Michel, who was extradited earlier in December, has named 'Mrs Gandhi' and 'R' during the extradition.
Earlier in the day, Christian Michel named 'Mrs Gandhi' also spoke about “the son of the Italian lady” and how he is going to become the “next prime minister of the country”. Furthermore, during the hearing, ED also told the Patiala House Court that Christian Michel has identified how HAL(Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) was removed from the deal and the deal was offered to Tata instead. ED also sought to ban Michel's lawyer's access to him alleging that the investigation in the case is being tampered. It alleged that Michel is being tutored from the 'outside' through his lawyers.
The Patiala House Court has given seven more days of custody of Michel to the ED. ED told the court that it sought to confront Michel about his various visits to India and the people involved in the case.
Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa. Both CBI and ED had notified an Interpol red corner notice.