AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi, on early Wednesday. (Source: PTI) 

AgustaWestland Case: Christian Michel Sent To Five-Day CBI Custody 

Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, was on Wednesday produced before a Delhi court which allowed his five-day custodial interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Michel, who is a citizen of the U.K., was brought to India on Tuesday night following his extradition by the U.A.E. in connection with the case.

He was produced before Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar which allowed discussions between him and his advocate for five minutes.

Michel's advocate asked the court to send him to judicial custody but the CBI sought his custodial interrogation to confront him with evidence and unearth the money trail in the Rs 3,600 crore scam.

A bail plea was also moved on his behalf.