India Intelligence Report

ED tightens investigation


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned disgraced former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh for a second day in the Iraqi oil-for-food scam. Singh's son Jagat Singh was interrogated earlier and had reportedly confessed to using his father to gain contacts within Iraq to obtain oil coupons. Of these coupons, some worth about USD 750,000 was actually lifted. He then used his friend Andaleeb Seghal and Jamil Saeedi's Hamdeen Exports to siphon the money into India. They had used the Jordan National Bank and a London-based relative (Aditya Khanna) of Singh Sr. to launder the proceeds.        

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