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[COVID-19]: Alleged Middleman In VVIP Chopper Scam Christian Michel Pleas For Interim Bail Due To The Outbreak of Coronavirus

Lawstreet Journal 31 Mar 2020 8:33pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary [COVID-19]: Alleged Middleman In VVIP Chopper Scam Christian Michel Pleas For Interim Bail Due To The Outbreak of Coronavirus

The alleged middleman in Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam arrested under the cases filed by CBI and ED, Christian Michel James had moved the Delhi High Court on March 26, 2020, Thursday. 

He sought for an interim bail due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and citing the risk of contracting the deadly virus inside Tihar Jail. He claimed that his condition concerning his heath isn’t well.

He claimed that there is imminent risk of contracting COVID-19 which will have a lethal impact on his health as he is already suffering from serious pathologies.  The plea submitted before the bench of Delhi High Court mentioned that the agedness and pre-existing ill health will make the body of applicant susceptible to the said infection than any other ordinary person with the normal health condition.

The plea was submitted through Advocates Sriram Parakkat, Vishnu Shankar and Aljo K Joseph pleaded that a person tested positive within the prison will pose a threat to the applicant in consideration with his existing health condition and age.

They referred to the order made by the Supreme Court of India on March 16, 2020, where it was directed to the State Governments and Union Territories in constituting a committee which will consider the releasing of such prisoners from jail as early as possible. 

The condition for such release will only be applicable to offences entailing up to seven years term which will support in decongesting jail in the outbreak of Coronavirus. 

Further, the plea cited the address of the Prime Minister of India… Continue Reading...

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