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AgustaWestland Chopper Scam: Delhi court sends 'middleman' Christian Michel to 7-day ED remand

Michel was produced before Special Judge Arvind Kumar where the ED sought his 15 days custody.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 22, 2018 17:16 IST
Christian Michel

Christian Michel

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Saturday sent Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, to seven-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) remand

Michel was produced before Special Judge Arvind Kumar where the ED sought his 15 days custody.  

The ED had sought his arrest in a money-laundering case.

He was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India on December 4. The next day, he was produced before the court, which allowed his five-day custodial interrogation by the CBI. It was extended by five more days, and later for another four days.

The court had reserved the order on Michel's bail plea on December 19 and had sent him to judicial custody till December 28.

Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI. The others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa. 

The CBI has alleged there was an estimated loss of Euro 398.21 million (about Rs 2,666 crore) to the exchequer in the deal that was signed on February 8, 2010 for the supply of VVIP choppers worth Euro 556.262 million.

The ED, in its charge sheet filed against Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he received EUR 30 million (about Rs 225 crore) from AgustaWestland.

( With inputs from PTI )

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