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ED seeks Christian Michel’s custody, could arrest him tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
Dec 21, 2018 03:16 PM IST

Michel figures in the Enforcement Directorate’s charge sheet, as well as that of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in the 2007 deal worth Rs 3,600 crore to purchase 12 luxury helicopters for use by top Indian leaders, including the President, and Prime Minister.

A Delhi court has allowed the Enforcement Directorate’s application seeking production of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in AgustaWestland case, in court on Saturday.

AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters (File Photo)(PTI)
AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters (File Photo)(PTI)

According to sources, Michel, who was sent to judicial custody till December 28, may be officially arrested by the ED on Saturday as he figures in its charge sheet, as well as that of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in the 2007 deal worth Rs 3,600 crore to purchase 12 luxury helicopters for use by top Indian leaders, including the President, and Prime Minister.

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Michel, who allegedly organised bribes in exchange for the deal, was detained by UAE authorities following an extradition request by India in June this year and extradited earlier this month. He was in CBI custody for questioning till Wednesday

A court is also expected to deliver its order on Michel’s bail application on Saturday.

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