, the alleged middleman
Chopper scam case, claimed in a Delhi court on Tuesday that former CBI special director
met him in Dubai and threatened to make his life hell inside if the line of the agency in its investigation in the scandal
“Sometime back Rakesh has met me in Dubai and threatened that my life will be hell and that’s what is happening. put together with those who have killed many people, “he said.
Michel, who was present in the courtroom, also told the court that he was put in prison with 16-17 Kashmiri separatist leaders.
Arvind Kumar allowed the statements
Tihar Jail in Delhi
The court said the agency will quiz him tomorrow and the day after.
A jail official will remain present and Michel’s lawyer has also allowed limited access during the interrogation, for half an hour in the morning and evening, it said.
The court took notice of Michel’s submission alleging mental torture inside the jail and directed Jail authorities to produce the CCTV footage and reports by Thursday, based on which he was shifted to a high-security ward.
On Monday, the court asked the jail authorities to submit their response on the agency’s plea and issued a production warrant for Tuesday for his lawyer after being accused of being tortured.
Michel was arrested by ED on December 22 last year after his extradition from Dubai.
The court previously lashed out at the authorities for failing to justify the shifting of Michel to a high-security cell in isolation, saying it will start an inquiry if it does not get a proper response.
Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the chopper scam by ED and Central Bureau of Investigation. The others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa.