VVIP chopper scam: ED summons Christian Michel’s Indian contacts

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned some Indian contacts of British national Christian Michel, an alleged middleman, in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs.3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal.

Officials said a few people involved in creating an overseas firm with Michel have been called by the agency to record their statements under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) this week.

The agency, sources said, wanted to understand the “financial relationship” of at least three people who had created an offshore entity with Michel, approximately around the same time when the 12 choppers deal was being finalised and was in final stages of execution.

They said prima facie there were no allegations of wrongdoing against the individuals, who live in the United Kingdom.

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