Court allows CBI plea seeking Christian Michel’s signatures

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the CBI plea seeking specimen signatures and handwriting samples of British national Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had sought directions to take Michel’s specimen signatures and handwriting samples to match them with the documents already in the possession of the agency.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar also allowed Michel’s plea seeking permission to speak to his wife and kids on condition that the medium of communication between them will be English and the conversation will be done on loudspeaker.

Michel’s counsel had requested the court to allow his client to speak to his wife, manager and step-brother.

But the CBI had raised objection to Michel’s plea and submitted reasons for the same on a piece of paper to the court.

Currently, Michel is in CBI custody till December 15. He was extradited to India on December 4 from the United Arab Emirates.