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AgustaWestland deal: Middleman Christian Michel extradited from Dubai

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

In a major success for Modi-led government, Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3600 crore helicopter deal, was extradited to from on Tuesday, top officials confirmed here.

Sources told ANI that Michel is being brought to and will be landing tonight.

The extradition, which took place days after a court rejected his plea against the move, marks a major success for the and Security Adviser Ajit Doval, who had been pushing for his extradition, the sources added.

The Rs 3,600 crore VIP helicopter deal, finalised during the previous government of Manmohan Singh, had got mired in allegations of kickbacks. The 54-year-old Michel is an accused in the case along with some others including former Air Chief SP Tyagi.

According to the charge sheet filed in a court here two years back, Michel had received kickbacks to the tune of 30 million Euros from for the deal involving a purchase of 12 VIP helicopters.

The deal, signed in 2007, was scrapped in 2013 following the bribery allegations.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 21:20 IST