MHA working out modalities for LG`s statement to ED: HM

Home Ministry is working out modalities for recording the statement of Puducherry Lt Governor Iqbal Singh before the ED in connection with his recommendation for issue of passport to Hasan Ali, P Chidambaram said.

New Delhi: Home Ministry is working out
modalities for recording the statement of Puducherry Lt
Governor Iqbal Singh before the Enforcement Directorate in
connection with his recommendation for issue of passport to
Hasan Ali, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday.

"LG is willing to make a statement to the Enforcement
Directorate. Home Secretary is working out modalities which
will be ready by today evening," he told reporters here after
Singh met him.

This was Singh`s second meeting with Chidambaram in
the last four days.

The ED is believed to have sent summons to Singh after
his name cropped up during questioning of a Bihar based
Congress leader Amlendu Pandey.

Singh has admitted to have recommended expeditious
issue of passport to Ali in but claimed he never knew him.

PTI