AgustaWestland scam: ED files chargesheet against middleman Christian Michel, two others

, 4:41 PM IST

New Delhi : In a massive development in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against Christian Michel James and two other middlemen, sources state.

Michel, has been accused by the CBI and the ED of working at the behest of AgustaWestland and its parent Italian major Finmeccanica.

He has been accused of routing funds to India meant to bribe officials.

Earlier, he had asserted that he never met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and that he is ready to be questioned by Indian investigators, as he wants to clear his name.

Earlier this month, the ED reportedly conducted searches on the premises in the city of Suraj Prakash Mehra, a businessman who was allegedly in contact with Christian Michel. (ANI)