NEW DELHI: Interpol has issued a Pink Corner Notice against British nationwide Christian Michel, an alleged intermediary, in link with the Rs.three,600 crore VVIP AgustaWestland chopper offer case.
Officials in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said the Interpol headquarters in France issued the Pink Corner Notice towards Michel on the request of the agency.
The transfer will come above two months right after a Delhi court docket issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against the 54-calendar year-old Michel.
Michel is dealing with fees of felony conspiracy, cheating, unlawful gratification and abuse of official position for allegedly performing as middleman to impact the determination to purchase 12 VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland.
CBI officers said immigration authorities have been asked for to concern a lookout round towards Michel in view of the Interpol observe.
The CBI on March thirteen, 2013 registered a first info report against previous Indian Air Drive chief S.P. Tyagi and others in the chopper deal situation.
Corporations Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland, IDS Infotech Ltd. (India) and Aeromatrix India have been also booked as accused in the scenario.
Bribery allegations in the Rs.3,600 crore deal for 12 AW-one zero one choppers were becoming probed by the central investigating company.
Michel was functioning as an middleman for this offer for Finmeccanica, a group company of AgustaWestland.