【New Delhi】Christian Michel, alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, was on December 5 produced before a Delhi court, which allowed his five-day custodial interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Mr. Michel, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, was brought to India on late Tuesday night following his extradition by the UAE in connection with the case. He was produced before Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar, who remanded him in police custody for five days allowing the premier investigating agency's plea that they required his custodial interrogation to find out the money trail.
The CBI has claimed that Christian Michel, a suspected middleman, was roped in by AgustaWestland and was imposed over two other brokers in India to swing the VVIP chopper deal.
"You must have read in today's newspapers about VVIP helicopter scam of thousands of crore. You would be aware of a letter of Madam Sonia Gandhi. When we came to power to find out the files. We kept searching for it and finally found a 'razdaar' (one who knows all secrets)," Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said while addressing a rally in Sumerpur in poll-bound Rajasthan's Pali district.
On the other hand, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala took a jibe at BJP and said, "Since morning Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji is indulged in talking about baseless, fake and irrelevant things. He is equally involved in all the scams. His new name should be 'Daamdaar' as he's the 'sajhedaar' in all these scams at equal level."
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