Timeline: AgustaWestland chopper case and the role of Christian Michel James

A look at the case.

December 06, 2018 09:06 am | Updated 09:07 am IST

AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian.

AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian.

Christian Michel James, wanted in the AgustaWestland chopper case was extradited to India on Wednesday. A look at the case:

February 12, 2013: Finmeccanica chief Giuseppe Orsi arrested by Italian police for alleged payoffs. CBI initiates enquiry into alleged kickbacks. ED also launches a probe.

March 13, 2013: CBI registers case against retired IAF chief S.P. Tyagi and 12 others.

September 23, 2014: ED makes first arrest; lawyer Gautam Khaitan held for allegedly heping to route funds.

March 20, 2015: ED attaches assets worth Rs. 1.12 crore of British national Christian Michel James

November 2015: Interpol Red Notice issued against Christian Michel.

December 9, 2016: CBI arrests Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and Khaitan.

February 2017: Authorities in UAE arrest Christian Michel. CBI makes a request for his extradition.

September 1, 2017: CBI files chargesheet against Tyagi and 11 others.

July 18, 2018: ED files chargesheet against 34 accused and companies.

November 19, 2018: Court proceedings on the extradition request against Christian Michel conclude in UAE. Duibai court upholds the lower court's dcision for possibility of exstraditing him.

December 4, 2018: Christian Michel is brought back to India on a special plane.

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