NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam case, naming middleman Christian Michel James, his shell company Media Exim Private Limited and its directors RK Nanda and JB Subramaniyam.
The agency has submitted the over 1,300-page chargesheet before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court early this week. The court has not yet taken cognisance of the supplementary chargesheet.
Once it does, the agency can expedite the process of extraditing Michel from the UK. “The chargesheet against an accused is necessary in order to execute the treaty between the two countries,” said an ED officer.
In the chargesheet, the agency has submitted details of alleged kickbacks received by Michel - Rs 6.33 crore was routed to India through his shell company from his Dubai-based company Global Services FZE. The payment was made by Michel from funds he received from AgustaWestland through “criminal activity and corruption” - being done for chopper deal that led to the subsequent generation of proceeds of crime.
The agency also gave details on how RK Nanda and JB Subramaniyam were appointed directors of Media Exim.