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AgustaWestland: Govt approaches UK for extradition of accused middleman Christian Michel

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

The Indian government has approached the United Kingdom for the extradition of the accused middleman, James Christian Michel, in the AgustaWestland chopper scam. 

Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh informed Parliament in a written reply that an extradition request has been sent to UK, reported ANI.

Michel, earlier this week, had offered to cooperate with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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He has been accused by the CBI and the ED of working at the behest of AgustaWestland and its parent, Italian major Finmeccanica. He has been accused of routing funds to India meant to bribe officials. 

Insisting that he never met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Michel said he is ready to be questioned by Indian investigators as he wishes to clear his name in the VVIP chopper scam.

First published: 28 April 2016, 5:39 IST
 
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