India grants Consular access to VVIP chopper scam-accused Christian Michel

New Delhi:

Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday that India has granted Consular Access to VVIP chopper scam accused Christian Michel.

Christian, a British national was brought to India from the UAE last month. Michel is the key witness and co-accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal.

The British High Commission had sought consular access to Michel after he was arrested in the first week of December.

“He has been granted consular access. A second secretary-level officer from the British High Commission has met Christian Michel based on the request we received last month,” said Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

Answering question on Michel’s plea in the Delhi court seeking permission to call his family members and his lawyers, Raveesh Kumar said, “We have shared in the past that he has been allowed to communicate with his family members. I have not seen the plea which he has entered on this matter (now).”  Michel, 57, is currently detained in Tihar jail.

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