Consular access to Michel under examination: MEA
New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that consular access sought by the UK High Commission to Christian Michel, the middleman in the AgustaWestland VIP chopper deal is under examination.
Michel was extradited to Delhi from UAE on Tuesday night and a court here on Wednesday remanded him to five-day Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody.
Hailing the extradition, Kumar said that the development is an example of cooperation between India and UAE. His extradition is a reflection of cooperation between India and UAE as a close strategic partnership, he added.
The MEA spokesperson also informed that Michel was extradited to India after following all due process and exhausting all judicial procedures.
Michel is a citizen of Britain and an alleged middleman in Rs. 3,600 crore helicopter deal.