Bharatiya Janata Party has hit out at the Congress party for planting three of its lawyers, including a party member, Aljo Joseph to save alleged AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel from prosecution in India.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today, BJP spokesman Sambit Patra Patra said three Congress lawyers were appointed as Michel's lawyers 'to save him' and with a motive to relay the information regarding proceedings against him to 'the family', meaning Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi.
"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 said during the press conference.
"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 said.
Earlier, the court granted Michel's lawyer Aljo Joseph permission to meet Michel twice a day. Joseph met Michel on Thursday morning and spent about 25 minutes with the alleged AgustaWestland middleman- Times Now channel reported. 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.