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Christian Michel seeks bail to celebrate Easter

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Christian Michel, the alleged middleman arrested in the chopper scam, moved a Tuesday seeking 7-day interim to celebrate with his family.

directed the and the which have filed cases against him to respond to his application by April 18, when the court will hear the mater.

"It is submitted that the applicant was in the custody even during week ie. December 22 to 28, 2018 and was interrogated by the agency even during the day. Being a Christian, he was not even allowed to offer a Holy mass even during ..," said the application moved by the accused.

"It is submitted that the week commencing form 14th April to 21st April is a for the Christian's and 21st April is the which will be celebrated universally. The petitioner wishes to attend the holy mass on the day and would like to make offerings during the Easter day," it said.

The filed a supplementary charge sheet against Michel and others on April 4,

Michel was arrested by the on December 22 last year after his extradition from

He is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the chopper scam by the ED and the The others are and

The agency had earlier told the court that Michel received 24.25 million euros and 1,60,96,245 pounds from the deal.

The ED told the court that it had identified Michel's properties purchased with the proceeds of the

The ED, in its charge sheet filed against Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he had received 30 million euros (about Rs 225 crore) from

The CBI, in its charge sheet, has alleged an estimated loss of 398.21 million euros (about Rs 2,666 crore) to the exchequer in the deal that was signed on February 8, 2010 for the supply of VVIP choppers worth 556.262 million euros.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 19:00 IST