British High Commission in India gets consular access to Christian Michel 

File photo: Christian Michel is an accused in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper scam. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 11, 2019, 12.47 PM (IST)

The British High Commission in India has got consular access to Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, reported news agency ANI.

The High Commission said that its staff have visited Michel to check his welfare, the report added.

"Our staff are supporting a British man who is detained in India, and have visited him to check his welfare,” British High Commission in India said.

Earlier ED counsel told Delhi's Patiala court during the plea to extend his custody that he has spoken about the "son of the Italian lady"  and how he is going to become the “next prime minister of the country''. 

Michel was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India on December 4. 

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"Our staff are supporting a British man who is detained in India, and have visited him to check his welfare,” British High Commission in India said