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Delhi Court grants further 5-day remand of Christian Michel

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday granted further 5-day remand of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who has been chargesheeted in the graft-tainted AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, for his custodial interrogation by the CBI. He was produced before Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar after the expiry of his five-day CBI remand.

The probe agency sought nine days further remand of Michel for his custodial interrogation saying he was not cooperating in the investigation of the case. Michel's counsel opposed the CBI plea for further custody saying it was not required as no incriminating evidence has been shown to him till now.

At the outset, Michel withdrew his earlier bail plea and filed new detailed bail application. Michel, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, was brought to India on the night of December 4, following his extradition by the UAE and later produced before the court which had allowed his five-day custodial interrogation.

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