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Mumbai BJP man claims Michel's counsel is Youth Cong leader

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A unit's claimed Wednesday that the for Christian Michel, the alleged middleman chargesheeted in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal, is a Youth functionary.

made the sensational claim in a tweet, saying Aljo K Joseph, the for the accused in the case, belongs to the Youth

"BOOM.....Any guesses who is for ?Mr @Aljokjoseph , National incharge, legal department, Indian youth (Youth wing of Cong led by #OutonBail @rahulgandhi )" Nakhua tweeted.

He told that Joseph's Twitter profile has many photos of him with senior Congress leaders such as and and his designation in the Congress is also freely available (on social media).

Asked about the issue, Joseph said his relations with the Congress were separate, and his profession was separate. He said he was only discharging his duties as a which has nothing to do with the Congress.

Michel was Wednesday produced before a which allowed his five-day custodial interrogation by the CBI.

He will again be produced in the court on December 10.

Michel, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, was brought to India Tuesday night following his extradition by the UAE in connection with the case.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:20 IST