Agusta Exclusive: Diaries reveal Euro 16 million bribes to political family
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s high as 16 million euros might have been routed to one of India's most powerful political families to swing the AgustaWestland deal during the UPA rule, secret notes written by British arms dealer Christian Michel reveal.
India Today has exclusively accessed his emails and hand-written remarks that shed light on how the VVIP chopper scandal could have been orchestrated.
Meticulously maintained by the master-middleman, Michel, the diaries provide a compelling evidence of how shadowy agents steered the Rs 3,600-crore contract that the Manmohan Singh government signed in 2010.
His notes, which were seized by the Italian police and handed over to the CBI later, show AgustaWestland's parent company Finmeccanica set aside 52 million euros to bribe decision-makers in India to clinch the deal.
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Michel, who Finmeccanica hired as a broker for the Indian business, sent regular updates to his bosses in Europe and also to Guido Haschke, the other alleged middleman in the scrapped helicopter contract, the notes show.
Updates, according to the highly-placed CBI sources, were sent through fax and email.
'Mrs Gandhi is driving force before VIP deal, she will not fly in mi-8 anymore.'
Michel had inside knowledge of every development in the VVIP chopper deal.
Michel claims he paid 6 million euros to Air Force officers, 8.4 million to bureaucrats and 16 million to politicians.
The CBI, they told India Today, has corroboratively confirmed contents of Michel's diaries by questioning his secretary, who typed some of them.
MRS GANDHI IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE VIP
In entries dated March 15, 2008 he named some of India's top politicians in and outside of government offices. "As Mrs Gandhi is the driving force behind the VIP, she will not fly any more in the Mi-8," the letter reads.
It listed then prime minister Manmohan Singh and Ahmed Patel among Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's key advisors.
Separately, Michel mentioned 15 to 16 million euros for a "family" and another three million for initials "AP".
He did not explain who the family or AP was.
Whether the initials AP mentioned by the middleman in his diaries refer to Ahmed Patel remains unclear and unproven.
( Family and AP are clear not unclear
What is so unclear ? )
RAID TERROR MASTERS @ 10 JANPTH AND AHAMAD PATEL''S AND SHAKEEL AHAMAD''S PROPERTIES THESE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS OF THESE JIHADI TERRORISTS, WHERE THEIR ACTIVITIES AND THE PLOTS DEVELOPED & ORDERS FOR TERRORISTS COME FROM'. SEND THESE MASTERS BEHIND BAR & ALMOST ALL TERROR ACTIVITIES WILL END LIKE STONE PELTING IN KASHMIR YOU SUCCEEDED!
EVERY ONE KNOWS THAT PAPPU & ROBER WENT TO DOKLAM TO PEN A DOKALAM LAND DEAL WITH CHINESE AND ASSURE CHINESE THAT HE WILL NEVER ALLOW INDIAN ARMY GET STRONGER IN RETURN FOR CASH AND CHINESE PROVIDE FUNDS FOR ELECTION TO CONGRESS FOR HIM TO BECOME PM !
SALMAN WENT & PENNED THE SAME DEAL WITH PAKISTAN, BANKRUPT Pakistan did not pay , Manishankh went begged for money Pakistan dictated he insult PM Modi call NEECH! And came back, that was not enough so Pappu ordered clown Sidhu, And then Sidhu went did everything ordered by ISI , hugged butcher Bajawa, called Our archenemy Pakistan’s PM a messiah! Went ahead and demeaned India and expressed his hatred for living in India! And many other things……………
People you be the judge.
'CHOWKIDAR NEK HAI!
"RAHUL GHANDI ,KHAN, VADRA FAMILY GAD_DAR HAI"
UNKI FA_AT GAYEE HAI KYON KI EK GAREEB CHAIWALLAH CHOWKIDAR UNHE UNKE SAHI STHAL - JAIL BHIJAWA RAHA HAI'
JAI HIND , VANDE MATARAM!
Indians have a very short memory. Rob them as much as you like, they will vote you again. Mayawati did rob her people, an so did Akhilesh, Mamata and other leaders. Congress looted the country. But so what? Indian poor do not deserve better.
Supreme court ex judge is saying I felt give proof u were judge