As soon as the cavalcade carrying AgustaWestland scam accused Christian Michel, who was extradited to India from Dubai on Tuesday night, arrived at the CBI headquarters, Republic TV accessed the first visuals Christian Michel from the car he was being taken.
Surrounded by CBI in the car and the glass placed over the window, Republic TV's political editor Aishwarya Kapoor confronted Christian Michel and questioned him whether he will name all the accused in the AgustaWestland case. While Christian Michel did not answer the questions, he smirked while looking at Republic TV's Political Editor Aishwarya Kapoor and then mouthed something.
CBI took custody of Christian Michel after his arrival in India on Tuesday night. He was taken for a medical assessment at the AIMMS hospital in New Delhi where he claimed that he was unwell.
He is likely to be produced before a competent court on Wednesday. Furthermore, the CBI is likely to ask the court for extended custody of Michel for the purpose of investigation.
The 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VIP helicopter deal, finalised during the previous government of Manmohan Singh, had got mired in the allegations of kickbacks. The 54-year-old Michel is an accused in the case along with some others including former Air Chief SP Tyagi.
(With inputs from ANI)