AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel seeks judicial inquiry over being shifted to solitary cell in Tihar Jail

File photo: Christian Michel. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 02, 2019, 04.45 PM (IST)

Christian Michel, the 'middleman' in the VVIP chopper scam, on Saturday moved a fresh application before a Delhi court seeking judicial inquiry over being shifted to a solitary cell in Tihar Jail and an apparent violation of human rights.

In the application, Michel also claimed that he was not given privacy to use the toilet. He was made to use open toilets and two guards accompanied him at all times, he claimed.

The Patiala House Court has sought a reply from Tihar jail authorities on the application filed by the AgustaWestland accused.

Michel had earlier filed a plea in the Delhi Court raising questions about putting him in a solitary cell, alleging that he was lodged in a cell with dreaded criminals like Chhota Rajan.

In the last hearing, Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar had directed competent authority to appear before it on March 5 saying else it will summon Director General (DG) Prisons.

Michel, who was extradited from the UAE in December last year, is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with the CBI and ED cases against him related to the AgustaWestland deal.

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In the application, Michel also claimed that he was not given privacy to use the toilet. He was made to use open toilets and two guards accompanied him at all times, he claimed.