Christian Michel, a suspected middleman and lobbyist in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, says he was asked to implicate UPA leaders Sonia Gandhi and Ahmed Patel by specifying in writing that "Family" and "AP" in a forged budget sheet meant Gandhi's family and the Rajya Sabha MP.

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Michel told media he would have been allowed to walk free had he done so. He says he can obtain CCTV footage from a hotel to prove that he met with Indian officials.

"[The] CBI is lying; I have at least six witness to prove that we had three meetings," he said.

The British national's lawyer has accused investigators of trying to extract a false confession that Michel personally knew Sonia Gandhi when the deal for luxury helicopters was clinched.

Christian Michel is accused of handling and routing over 60 million for AgustaWestland kickbacks. Investigators say he made around 300 trips to India between 1997 and 2013.

According to the Enforcement Directorate's dossier, the suspect used Global Services FZE, a Dubai-based firm, to park and launder bribes.

However, Michel has denied any wrongdoing.

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