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Appeared for Michel in professional capacity, no Cong connect: Lawyer

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Defending his meeting with at the party headquarters here soon after Rs 3,600 crore helicopter deal middleman was sent to five-day CBI custody by a special court, said that he represented Michel in his 'professional capacity' in the special CBI court, which has nothing to do with the

"I am an actively practicing I appeared for him (Michel) in my professional capacity. If somebody asks me to appear on behalf of a client...I've only discharged my duty as a It has nothing to do with the Congress," Joseph told ANI.

"My relation with the is separate. My profession is separate. One of my friends, who was having some connection, through him the in had requested me to help him. So, I was just helping in appearing and assisting him in this matter," Joseph said while admitting that he is the in-charge for Indian Youth Congress' legal wing.

Michel, who arrived in the capital in the wee hours of Wednesday after being extradited from Dubai, was produced before a special

Special Public Prosecutor DP Singh appeared for the CBI in the special court. The had asked for 14 days custody of Michel, stating that "we need his custody to confront him with some important documents." Michel's Joseph, however, opposed the CBI's demand.

Michel has moved a bail plea. The court, however, kept it pending for the next hearing. The court allowed Michel's one hour each in the morning and evening for consultations with his client.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:55 IST