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India had cancelled the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal after the bribery allegations surfaced in 2014.(HT File Photo)

VVIP chopper deal accused Christian Michel being extradited to India, departs from Dubai

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 10:32 PM IST
Christian Michel’s lawyer, Abdul Moneim Bin Suwaidan had argued in court that Indian authorities did not follow “proper procedures” when requesting the extradition.
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Indian investigators have alleged that three middlemen — Christian Michel and two Italians, Guido Ralph Haschke and Carlo Gerosa — played a key role in the swinging the deal in favour of AgustaWestland.(File Photo)
Indian investigators have alleged that three middlemen — Christian Michel and two Italians, Guido Ralph Haschke and Carlo Gerosa — played a key role in the swinging the deal in favour of AgustaWestland.(File Photo)

CBI says Christian Michel key to AgustaWestland probe

By Rajesh Ahuja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Christian Michel’s father Wolfgang Michel was “well known” to Indian intelligence operatives. Old-timers in R&AW recall how Wolfgang was “handled” at the level of R&AW chief. The elder Michel developed deep ties with Indian political actors in the 80s and 90s.
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