It is going to be a major breakthrough for India in the hyped AgustaWestland case.
This is as per confirmation that middleman Christian Michel is expected to be brought back to India.
It is said that the Dubai government had ordered his extradition.
The extradition is believed to be crucial as Michel is the only person who knows the insider details of the VVIP chopper scam.
A UAE court had last month approved India’s request to extradite the 54-year-old British national who is wanted for money laundering, bribery, and fraud in connection with the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.
On 1 January 2014, India cancelled the contract to purchase 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers which were meant for carrying VIPs for the Indian Air Force after the CEO of Finmeccanica Giuseppe Orsi was arrested by Italian authorities.
The firm had offered kickbacks to the tune of Rs 423 crore.
Both the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation had filed charge sheets in bribery cases in Indian courts and non-bailable warrants had been issued against him.>