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AgustaWestland case: CBI Special Court sends Christian Michel to five-day CBI custody

India TV News 2018-12-05 16:57:39
Image Source : ANI

Christian Michel

Image Source : ANI

Christian Michel

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court on Wednesday sent Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, to five-day CBI custody.

"The investigation is going on, we need his (Christian Michel) custody as money was transferred in two Dubai based accounts," said the agency.

"We need his police custody to confront him with some important documents," CBI Counsel Advocate DP Singh said before the CBI Special Court.

Security was tightened at the Patiala House court complex where Michel was produced on Wednesday.

He was brought to India late on Tuesday night following his extradition by the UAE in connection with the case.

Around 15-20 personnel of the CRPF and 30 Delhi Police officials were deputed in the court complex as well as outside several of its gates, said one of the police officials. The police force, included the presence of women officials.

Michel, 54, landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on a Gulfstream jet at 10.35 pm on Tuesday night after which he was arrested by the CBI in connection with the case.