VVIP chopper case: Christian Michel moves Delhi court, seeks to be lodged in a separate cell at Tihar jail
Michel, who was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India on 4 December, was remanded to judicial custody till 28 December on Wednesday.
Christian Michel, a 57-year-old British national told the court that he was not required for custodial interrogation and no purpose will be served by keeping him in custody any further.
AgustaWestland scam: ED to move court seeking Christian Michel's custody; British national was evasive during CBI inquiry
The ED wants Michel's custody as it has been investigating financial irregularities in the procurement deal of 12 AgustaWestland VVIP choppers.
CBI questions Christian Michel in AgustaWestland scam: Agency to focus on documentary evidence and middleman's aide's in IAF
AgustaWestland investigation: Although Tyagi had publicly denied any relationship with Christian Michel immediately after the scam surfaced in 2012. Informed government sources said Michel will also be confronted with another document that was signed jointly by him and another middleman Guido Haschke.
AgustaWestland chopper scam: From Christian Michel to Sonia Gandhi, take a look at the key people named in the case
In February 2010, the Congress-led UPA government signed a contract with UK-based AgustaWestland to buy 12 AW101 helicopters for the Indian Air Force for Rs 3,600 crore.
AgustaWestland scam: Christian Michel extradited; how CBI chased middleman in Rs 3,600-cr VVIP chopper deal for 4 years
The investigative agency said Michel will be examined with respect to his involvement in the case and confronted with the documents including bogus transactions carried out by his firm’s, Global Trade & Commerce Ltd. London and Global Services FZE, Dubai to legitimise slush funds.
Between 2002 and 2006, AgustaWestland scam middleman Christian Michel made 11 trips to Delhi; how the deal came through
Immediately after AgustaWestland was recommended for induction into service, the middlemen held a meeting in Munich. Subsequently, Michel’s company Global Service FZE floated a subsidiary in UK around the time when Ministry of Defence concluded the final contract negotiations for the deal.
AgustaWest chopper scam: BJP says Christian Michel's extradition could spell serious trouble for Congress' first family
Michel is being extradited to India from the United Arab Emirates and scheduled to be brought back on Tuesday night from Dubai, according to official sources.
VVIP chopper scam: Order to extradite AugustaWestland middleman Christian Michel to India upheld by Dubai court
On Monday, Christian Michel's lawyer Abdul Moneim submitted documents showing that courts in Switzerland and Italy had ruled not to extradite his client.
VVIP chopper scam: Christian Michel to be extradited, sustained interrogation may unlock AgustaWestland case
A Dubai court on Monday ordered the extradition of alleged British middleman Christian Michel in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will file an extradition request to Italy for Carlo Gerosa, an Italian national who has been accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 in the AgustaWestland scam
The 71-year old Tyagi, who had retired in 2007, his cousin Sanjeev and Khaitan were arrested on 9 December by the agency in connection with the case.
CBI officials investigating the Agusta Westland deal claimed that Khaitan was being evasive during questioning and "concealing" information.
The CBI and ED are building pieces to find Christine Bredo Spliid's involvement in the AgustaWestland helicopter scam.
AgustaWestland has all the makings of another Bofors – lot of sound and fury, and ultimately a trail that goes cold
The Congress had so far been claiming that the Manmohan Singh government had blacklisted AgustaWestland, ordered a CBI, ED inquiry and it is the Modi government that should be blamed for inaction on the issue. Unfortunately for the Congress, after each of their claims, evidence has emerged that the party was consciously indulging in speaking half-truths or plain lies.
Top government sources have been quoted as saying that the role of former Air Force chief NAK Browne is under the scanner in the AgustaWestland case.
Almost 25 years separate the AgustaWestland scam from that of the Bofors. Both were defence deals.
The ghost of the Italian AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal had come back to haunt Congress’s First Family and the ruling BJP is aiming all its firepower directly at Sonia Gandhi
For those who are hoping the AgustaWestland chopper deal will become another Bofors and accelerate the political decline of Signora Sonia Gandhi, the Congress has sent out a different message through its aggressive stance in Parliament: Dream on.