20 January, 2021

‘what Of Sharma And Dhawan?’

St Kitts catches up with Rao. But N.K. Singh wonders about the ones who got away.

‘what Of Sharma And Dhawan?’
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FOR former CBI joint director N.K. Singh, the filing of the chargesheet in the St Kitts case was poetic justice—five years late. He moved the court soon after being packed off to the BSF in 1991 when he was on the verge of indicting key players in the forgery case, which was essentially a ploy by the Rajiv Gandhi government to checkmate its bugbear, V.P. Singh.

Now that P.V. Narasimha Rao has been chargesheeted along with some other luminaries named in the original FIR filed by N.K. Singh in 1989, which formed the basis of all subsequent investigations in the case, what was Rajiv Gandhi’s role? According to N.K. Singh, "there is no direct evidence to link Rajiv Gandhi, but the roles of Satish Sharma and R.K. Dhawan are clear as daylight.’’ 

"If you can book Rao, how can you leave out Satish Sharma and Dhawan? There is documentary evidence to suggest that Satish Sharma was in touch with Rao. Satish Sharma was also in touch with A.P. Nanday (then deputy director, enforcement) in Miami...he had gone there to conduct...

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