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Congress rattled by Michel’s extradition, sends lawyers to defend him: Sampit Patra


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra on Thursday alleged that Congress has appointed several lawyers to save Agusta Westland middleman, Christian Michel.

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Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Sampit Patra said, Congress has extended hand of 10 Janpath to save Michel as they were rattled by his extradition.

“The Congress is rattled after the extradition of Christian Michel. They sent their team to save Michel. Congress’s Aljo Joseph appeared for him in Court, they later went through the charade of removing him. The family in Congress is getting sleepless nights,” Patra quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

The Congress has expelled Youth Congress leader Aljo Joseph after his appearance in court. The Congress in a statement said that Joseph represented Michael in his personal capacity and did not consult before appearing in the case.

“Other than Aljo Joseph, there are two other lawyers of Christian Michel, Vishnu Shankar who is the son of a Kerala Congress leader and Sriram Parakkat who has been an NSUI member. All 3 have worked under big Cong lawyers like Salman Khurshid and Kapil Sibal,” Patra added.

Talking to Times Now on Wednesday, Joseph, however, said that he met Michel in his personal capacity as a lawyer. Michel, who was extradited to India on Tuesday evening, was produced in Patiala House court on Wednesday. The court has granted CBI, a five-day custody of the alleged middleman.

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