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AgustaWestland chopper case: CBI gets nod to further question Christian Michel in Tihar jail

The development comes two weeks after the court dismissed the bail application of Michel, who was extradited by the ED in December 2018 from the UAE.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2019 4:11:38 pm
Christian Michel, AgustaWestland chopper scam, AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, VVIP chopper scam, AgustaWestland scam, CBI, Enforcement Directorate, Christian Michel bail plea, Tihar jail, India news, Indian Express Christian Michel was arrested by the ED on December 22 last year. (Express File Photo)

A Delhi court Friday gave permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further interrogate alleged middleman Christian Michel in the Tihar jail in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed the CBI to interrogate Michel from September 24 to September 26 after the investigative agency told the court that information regarding some more documents is needed.

The development comes two weeks after the court dismissed the bail application of Michel, who was extradited by the ED in December 2018 from the UAE. Special Judge Kumar had rejected Michel’s applications in cases filed by the CBI and the ED, saying that there was not sufficient evidence to grant the relief.

Michel is among the three alleged middlemen who are being probed in the case, the other two being Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa.

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