Rajya Sabha TV : The Big Picture: AgustaWestland Case: Christian Michel and Extradition



The UK government on 5 December said it has sought urgent information from India on the circumstances surrounding the detention and extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam case, who is facing allegations of bribery. The businessman, a British national, was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India on Tuesday night. Michel, who was the alleged middleman in the graft-tainted Agusta Westland chopper deal during the UPA rule, was sent to five-day CBI custody by a special CBI court in New Delhi, a day after he was extradited from the UAE. Michel is one of the three middlemen being probed in the case, besides Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI. Michel has denied all charges and alleged that the CBI wants him to take the names of the Gandhi family, a claim which had been refuted by the central probe agency.

Anchor-Frank Rausan Pereira

Guest-
Prabhu Dayal, Former Ambassador
Piyush Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court
Balwinder Singh, Former Special Director, CBI
Shekhar Iyer, Senior Journalist

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Rajya Sabha TV : The Big Picture 

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