New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday extended by four days the CBI custody of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman charge sheeted and arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.

Christian Michel, the 57-year-old British national, was produced before special judge Arvind Kumar. The probe agency told the judge there was need to confront him with various documents in the case.

Christian Michel was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India on December 4. The next day, he was produced before the court which allowed his five-day custodial interrogation by the CBI which was later extended by five more days.

Michel is one of the three middlemen being probed in the case, besides Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Both agencies notified an Interpol Red Corner notice (RCN) against him after the court issued a non-bailable warrant against him. The CBI alleged there was an estimated loss of Euro 398.21 million (about 2,666 crore) to the exchequer in the deal, which was signed on February 8, 2010 for the supply of VVIP choppers worth Euro 556.262 million.

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The ED, in its charge sheet filed against Christian Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he received Euro 30 million (about 225 crore) from AgustaWestland.

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