Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to quiz the middleman till December 10.
"The CBI is seeking police remand of 14 days for thorough interrogation and in order to unearth the deep rooted conspiracy and the role of the other accused persons and to confront the accused with the documents.
In its remand application, the CBI told the court that an amount of 42.27 million euros was paid by the Westland Group of Companies to the firms of Michel as "kickbacks/bribe without undertaking any work against the receipt of such amount".
The agency through its lawyer said that custodial interrogation of Christian.Michel was needed "to unearth the deep rooted conspiracy and to identify his accomplices including the IAF officials, bureaucrats and politicians who influenced the decisions" which made AgustaWestland eligible to participate in the bidding process and "ultimately bag it".
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