Michel wasn’t questioned in AgustaWestland case: CBIindia Updated: Jul 21, 2018 10:29 IST
A file photo of an AgustaWestland helicopter.
The CBI on Friday denied that it has questioned Christian Michel or put him under any pressure to name any opposition leader in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, which was cancelled after the bribery allegations. The CBI investigators say Michel was one the middlemen in the deal.
In response to a question, CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said: “Christian Michel was arrested in February 2017 by the UAE authorities. He was not arrested this year as claimed by his defence lawyer. CBI team has neither examined the fugitive in the UAE nor influenced him to extract confession. The extradition proceedings against the fugitive is going on in the UAE and request for extradition is being followed up.”
Michel at present is out on bail but the UAE authorities have put a bar on leaving the country.
The CBI has already filed one chargesheet in the case naming former Air Force chief SP Tyagi as one of the accused. Few days back, the ED too filed formal charges in the case.
First Published: Jul 20, 2018 23:41 IST