A special court
for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) related cases on Thursday issued fresh open-ended non-bailable warrant (NBW) against British national Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland
VVIP chopper scam.
also issued summons against a company and two other accused in connection with the helicopter deal.
This came weeks after the CBI
sent a request to the designated central authorities of UAE, seeking to extradite James.
According to sources, the investigation revealed that James is one of the key middlemen in the VVIP helicopters purchase from AgustaWestland.
James has been accused by the CBI
and the ED of working at the behest of AgustaWestland
and its parent Italian major Finmeccanica.
He has also been accused of routing funds to India
meant to bribe officials.