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AgustaWestland case: Delhi court reserves order on middleman Christian Michel's bail plea

Michel has been in CBI custody after being extradited. The CBI claims that Michel entered into 12 contracts through two of his firms.

Money laundering case: Gautam Khaitan sent to judicial custody till February 20

Khaitan was booked under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income) and Assets Act, 2015 and is being probed to find out his nexus with the Banda family of Zambia.


VVIP chopper scam: Another accused Rajiv Saxena extradited from Dubai to India

When Saxena's lawyers asked to speak with the UAE state security to understand what happened, they were informed that the accused was on flight and he couldn't be stopped.

No interim order to stop Agusta from going on with arbitration against govt: Delhi HC

A bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh, however, agreed to examine whether arbitral proceedings in the case ought to be terminated, owing to the nature of allegations raised, including corruption and fraud.

Delhi HC to hear Defence Ministry plea on arbitration proceedings with Agusta

Agusta had invoked the arbitration process after the government cancelled the scam-tainted helicopter deal in 2014. The company contends that the Defence Ministry cannot unilaterally freeze payments in the Rs 3,600-crore deal.

AgustaWestland case: Delhi court sends Christian Michel to judicial custody till Dec 28

Michel told the court that he was not required for custodial interrogation and no purpose will be served by keeping him further in custody. He was in CBI custody for 15 days.


Who is Christian Michel?

Christian Michel James, a key accused in the VVIP chopper deal case, may soon be extradited to India from UAE. He was allegedly hired by AugustaWestland to influence top officials in IAF and the then UPA government to help secure the Rs 3,600 crore deal for the company.

VVIP chopper case: Court allows Dubai-based firms director to go abroad

The court also suspended the look-out circular (LOC) issued against Shivani after the probe agency informed it about the same.

Agusta Westland verdict will impact probe in India, say former CBI chiefs

Last September, the CBI had filed a charge-sheet against former IAF chief S P Tyagi and nine others for alleged bribery of Rs 450 crore in the deal.

VVIP chopper scam: Italian court acquits two former AgustaWestland bosses of graft charges

The case against Orsi and Spagnolini resulted from an investigation launched in 2012 into the sale of 12 luxury helicopters to India. The two were accused of international corruption and false invoicing in relation to bribes exchanged for the contract with India.