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VVIP Chopper case: Court seeks reply from Tihar jail authorities on Michel’s plea

A view of Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

A view of Tihar Jail in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case by the ED and CBI.

A Delhi court on Friday asked the Tihar jail authorities to respond to a plea by Christian James Michel, arrested in the ₹ 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case, seeking to be lodged in a separate cell there.

Michel, who was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India on December 4, was on Wednesday remanded to judicial custody till December 28.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar was hearing Michel’s application filed through advocate Aljo K Joseph and Vishnu Shankar, seeking a direction to the “Superintendent of Tihar Jail to allocate a separate cell to accused Christian James Michel“.

Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The two others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa.

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