Arms dealer Suresh Nanda approaches HC to get passport back

Last Updated: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 20:23

New Delhi: Arms dealer Suresh Nanda today
approached the Delhi High Court seeking a direction for
release of his passport seized by the government for allegedly
involved in receiving a kickback in the Rs 1,150-crore Barak
missile deal.

Nanda, son of formal Navy Chief S M Nanda, alleged in
his petition that government was harassing him by not
releasing the passport which had been in its custody for more
than two and half years and his business all over the world
was suffering.

Nanda`s passport was seized in 2006 by CBI which is
investigating the Barak missile deal. He was later allowed by
a trial court to go abroad but restrained by Delhi High Court.

Nanda had then approached the Supreme Court which had
on January 24 last year held the seizure of passport by the
investigating agency as illegal as the law did not authorise
it take such an action and CBI was directed to return the
travel document.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 20:23

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