Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi named Congress' Ahmed Patel in reference to ED's 52-page explosive Agusta chargesheet on 'Michel Mama', Senior Congress was confronted by Republic TV. As the reporter asked his views on the ED chargesheet, the senior Congress leader chose to keep mum and evaded the questions.
Meanwhile, the senior Congress leader took to Twitter and targeted Enforcement Directorate:
(As this is the season of election hence it is raining atrocities. It's raining baseless allegations. We have full faith in our Courts and the truth will come out of the bag. It seems that ED has become an integral part of NDA".
Continuing his Twitter tirade, he wrote:
(This kind of trick won't work. You can't save yourself from me. The citizens are demanding answers to:
Why are youngsters unemployed?
Why are the farmers distressed?
Why is trade at its low?
The activities of Modi government reflects their defeat)
In his final tweet, Ahmed Patel attacke PM Modi using the 'Chowkidar' jibe:
(The Chowkidar and his partners raised allegations without proof. The Dalas of Demonetisation and Rafale will not be spared. The citizens will teach them a lesson. You all must have heard this saying that a thief takes everyone as a thief)
Read: EXPLOSIVE: ED Cracks Agusta Kickbacks Scandal. Republic TV Accesses 52-page ED Supplementary Chargesheet Where Middleman Christian Michel Mentions 'Ítalian Lady's Son', 'Family' And 'Ahmed Patel'
Earlier on Friday, speaking over the on-going AgustaWestland fiasco, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mounted a scathing attack on 'Michel mama' and 'Ahmed Patel' while reffering to Enforcement Directorate's 52-pages full explosive fourth supplementary chargesheet in the AgustaWestland case which Republic TV has accessed. The chargesheet breaks open and unravels every detail in the case.
While addressing a rally from Dehradun, PM Modi spoke about 'AP' and 'FAM' which is abrrevation used by Chiristian Michel for Ahmed Patel and Family, as mentioned in the chargesheet. He asked teh crowd: "Whose family is Ahmed Patel linked to? Now you know. Who benefited from the helicopter scam?"
As per the ED chargesheet, a copy of which is available with Republic TV – ED concludes that Christian Michel acknowledges knowing 'Mrs. Gandhi'. Michel further reveals that he was in touch with 'Mrs Gandhi' and knew her since 1986-87.
Earlier, the investigating agencies had recovered hand-written diary notings detailing the alleged kickbacks paid for the 12 AW-101 AgustaWestland deal.
These noting mentioned ‘FAM’, ‘AP’ among others – answers to which were unknown so far. However, as per ED conclusion, Christian Michel has revealed that 'AP’ stands for Ahmed Patel and 'FAM’ was the abbreviation for ‘Family'.
Earlier in December, Christian Michel was extradited to India from Dubai through a high-security CBI-led procedure. Christian Michel James has been described as a historical consultant of AgustaWestland/Westland Helicopters, UK with technical operational knowledge of the aircraft, the military bases and the pilots, by the CBI.
He 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.