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Agusta Westland Case: Dubai Government Passes Order to Extradite Middleman Christian Michel
In a major development, the Dubai government has passed an order to extradite British businessman Christian James Michel to India where he is wanted over charges of money laundering, bribery and fraud in connection with the Rs 3,700 crore AgustaWestland chopper case, suggested media reports on Tuesday. Michel’s extradition could come as a shot in the arm for the Narendra Modi government as the alleged middleman could spill the beans on Indian politicians and bureaucrats who paid bribes in the multi-billion deal.
Earlier on November 29, the UAE envoy to India had said that the extradition of Christian Michel, a British national and alleged middleman should be left to the UAE’s judicial system.