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VVIP chopper scam: Christian Michel has till October 2 to appeal extradition decision, says media report
In a decision dated September 2, the Dubai Court of Appeals had ruled that the British middleman can be extradited to the authorities concerned in India.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called it a positive development and in an apparent reference to the Congress, claiming the news had created unease among some leaders.
It is learnt that there was no court order on extradition of Michel to India as reported. There have been reports that a Dubai court had ordered extradition of Michel to India.
The ED, in its charge sheet filed against Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he received about Rs 225 crore from AgustaWestland.
The ED also told the court that some of the accused are based outside India and it takes minimum of three months to serve the accused persons through proper channel through MHA.
VVIP chopper scam: Delhi HC seeks ED's response on Gautam Khaitan's plea against summons in PMLA case
A cognizable offence is one for which a person can be arrested by a police officer without needing a warrant.
CBI refuted when asked about the claims of Michel's lawyer that he was being pressured by the Indian and UAE authorities to give a confession and name Congress leader Sonia Gandhi in his statement.
The ED, in its charge sheet, has alleged that money was laundered through multiple foreign companies which were used as fronts to park alleged kickbacks.
VVIP chopper scam: ED files supplementary charge sheet against seven, including former IAF chief SP Tyagi
The agency has filed a supplementary charge sheet against former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi, his two cousins, lawyer Gautam Khaitan, two Italian middlemen and Finmeccanica.
As per the source, the investigative agency has said that according to Italian law an extradition treaty is not required for the extradition of a person facing criminal charges.
After the recent development, the CBI approached the External Affairs Ministry, citing provisions under which he could be extradited to India even in the absence of legal assistance treaty.
The court said it was concerned whether any fraud was committed while purchasing a VIP AgustaWestland helicopter.
On January 5, Saxena moved the court seeking cancellation of Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against him in money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper deal.
Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam: Court allows director of two accused firms Shivani Saxena to go abroad
New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) A Delhi Court today allowed the a woman director of two Dubai-based firms, accused in a money laundering case connected with ...
AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam: Italy court acquits two key accused; CBI says its investigation is independent, very strong
CBI's response came after an Italian court acquitted Italian defence and aerospace major Finmeccanica's former chief Orsi and former AgustaWestland CEO Spagnolini in connection with the case.