Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the graft-tainted Rs 3,600 crore Agusta Westland VVIP chopper deal during the United Progressive Alliance rule, was sent to five-day Central Bureau of Investigation custody by a Delhi court, a day after he was extradited to India from the United Arab Emirates.
As the extradition sparked a political slugfest between the BJP and the Congress, Michel, 57, was produced before Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar amid tight security at the Patiala House courts complex.
Michel will again be produced in the court on December 10.
Meanwhile , The United Kigdom government has reportedly said it has sought urgent information from India on the circumstances surrounding the detention and extradition of Christian Michel.
“Our staff continues to support the family of a British man following his detention in the UAE,” said a spokesperson for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
“We are in contact with his family and the Emirati authorities regarding his case, and are urgently seeking information from the Indian authorities on his circumstances,” the spokesperson said.