Chritian Michel (File Photo/ANI)
Chritian Michel (File Photo/ANI)

Christian Michel knocks Delhi court's door for special cell in Tihar

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2018 14:21 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 21 (ANI): The alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, Christian Michel, on Friday moved an application in the Patiala House Court seeking a special cell in the Tihar Jail.
This development comes after Michel was sent to judicial custody till December 28 by a Delhi court on Wednesday.
Michel arrived in New Delhi on December 5 after being extradited to India from Dubai. He was later sent to Central Bureau of Investigation custody.
The AgustaWestland chopper deal, finalised during the previous Manmohan Singh-led UPA government, was mired in allegations of kickbacks. 54-year-old Michel is an accused in the case along with some others, including former Air Chief SP Tyagi.
According to the Enforcement Directorate charge sheet filed in a court here two years back, Michel had received kickbacks to the tune of 30 million Euros from AgustaWestland for the deal involving a purchase of 12 VIP helicopters. The deal, signed in 2007, was scrapped in 2013 following the bribery allegations. (ANI)