Christian Michel

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AgustaWestland scam accused cites Covid-19 risk in bail plea, SC declines

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to grant bail to AgustaWestland scam accused Christian Michel, who had sought release from Tihar jail citing health risk posed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

A bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai upheld the decision of the Delhi high court which had, on April 7, refused to grant bail to the accused.

Michel, 59, had prayed for interim bail stating that the Covid-19 pandemic posed a grave risk to him considering his age.

He had submitted that on account of his advanced age and a history of bad health, he was more susceptible to coronavirus infection than a prisoner with normal health.

Source: Hindustan Times