New Delhi : A Delhi Court has reserved the order on a plea by Christain Michel, the alleged middlemen and an accused in the AugustaWestland chopper scam, who had sought seven-day interim bail to celebrate Easter with family.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar said he would pronounce order at 4pm after hearing argument on the bail plea of lawyers from both sides.
Special public prosecutor DP Singh opposed Michel’s plea saying that India is a country that celebrates and observes various kinds of rituals where almost thousands of prisoners languishing in various jails and everyone has faith in religion. It becomes totally meaningless if the accused in the chopper scam is allowed to go out of jail to celebrate festivals of his faith.
He said Michel can participate in Easter by remaining in custody.
Te lawyer argues the court that if Michel comes out of jail and makes nay public statement then the entire investigation process will derail leading to more complication and obstruction in passing out judgment.
Michel’s lawyer argues that since the charge sheet has been filed, there is no point of tampering evidence.
He said the accused is cooperating in the case and sought bail.
“Being a Christian, he was not even allowed to offer a holy mass even during Christmas….,” said the application moved by the accused.