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The Dusty Gun Trail

The Hindujas finally present themselves for questioning, but will it help the case go ahead?

The Dusty Gun Trail
The Dusty Gun Trail
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During his four-day, nearly 15-hour interrogation at the cbi headquarters last week, Srichand Parmanand, the eldest and most venerable of the mighty Hinduja brothers, narrated a homily to his interrogators. "My janam kundali says I will make a lot of money from white men and spend it here in India." Does it also say just where you will spend the money? persisted one investigator. "It could well be the account you have in mind, except the money did not come in for the howitzer guns," Srichand Parmanand replied. SP also told his interrogators that heads of governments did not respect the Hindujas because of how much money they have, but due to their long-standing goodwill and professional conduct. The question is: just how much of this is bluster?

A crack cbi team comprising joint director B.R. Dubey, dig O.P. Galhotra and dsp Keshav Mishra, all old sweats on the Bofors beat—which is now nearly a decade-and-a-half old and still nowhere near the trial stage—put the bait again and again. Why did you block the transfer of papers to India? Far from it, replied SP. According to...
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