The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that consular access sought by the UK High Commission to Christian Michel, the middleman in the AgustaWestland VIP chopper deal is under examination.
"The MEA received a request from the UK High Commission seeking consular access in the case. The matter at this point of time is being examined within the Ministry and will be referred to the British High Commission very soon," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a press conference here.
Hailing the extradition, Kumar said that the development is an "example of cooperation between India and UAE." "His extradition is a reflection of cooperation between India and UAE as a close strategic partnership," he added.
Michel is a citizen of Britain and an alleged middleman in Rs. 3,600 crore helicopter deal.
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