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Christian James Michel (Photo: AP)
Christian James Michel (Photo: AP)

AgustaWestland case: ED attaches property of Michel's ex-wife Valerie

  • The probe agency said that investigations revealed that Michel received kickbacks to the tune of 42 million euros
  • The ED said that Michel had transferred the amount received as kickbacks to various entities, including his Valerie

NEW DELHI :

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday provisionally attached an immovable property worth 5.83 crore belonging to British national Christian James Michel's former wife in France.

The ED said in a statement that the agency has provisionally attached the immovable property in the name of M/s SCI Solaime situated at 45 Avenue Victor Hugo, Paris, belonging to Christian Michel's ex-wife Valerie Michel, who got the proceeds of the crime from the accused.

The probe agency said that investigations revealed that Michel, the alleged middleman in the 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, received kickbacks to the tune of 42 million euros.

It said that the funds were transferred from Dubai-based companies to various entities.

The ED said that Michel had transferred the amount received as kickbacks to various entities, including 922,185.76 euro (equivalent to 5.83 crore) to his Valerie Michel and SCI Solaime for investment in the purchase of the immovable property in Paris.

Michel was extradited to India on December 4, 2018 from the United Arab Emirates. He was arrested on December 22 and is currently lodged at Delhi's Tihar jail.

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