VVIP Chopper case: the court allows ED to interrogate an alleged intermediary in Tihar

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday allowed Christian Michel to be interrogated, arrested in the case of a VVIP helicopter scam, in prison.

Special judge Arvind Kumar gave the agency permission to register the statement and interrogate Michel in Tihar prison, where he is currently, on November 5 and 6.

The court also allowed Michel's two lawyers to be present for half an hour for legal assistance during the interrogation.

Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the Execution Directorate (ED) on December 22 of last year in connection with the case of Rs 3,600 crore scam related to the purchase of 12 AgustaWestland VVIP helicopters.

On January 5, Michel was sent to judicial custody in the case of emergencies. He is also in judicial custody in the CBI case related to the scam.

Michel is among the three intermediary cases that are investigated in the case by the ED and the Central Research Office (CBI). The others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa.