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Thursday, July 21, 2011

U.S. IMPROPER LOBBYING CASE: Spy Fai link - prominent Indians face the heat!

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CNN-IBN / Updated Jul 21, 2011 at 09:56pm IST.

New Delhi: It's a storm in Washington that's now spread to Delhi and Srinagar. Days after the FBI arrested Ghulam Nabi Fai, a prominent Kashmiri separatist, for funnelling ISI money to lobby for the Kashmir cause in the US, many prominent Indians are facing the heat. The main charge that they attended conferences organised by Fai.
The varied list of invitees includes the government's Kashmir interlocutor Dileep Padgaonkar, Janta party president and right-winger Subramanian Swamy, Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha and several Indian journalists. All of whom are now being asked to explain if they knew Fai was an ISI agent.
FBI officials will bring Fai to court on Friday to discuss his detention making the case that the 62-year-old businessmen channeled four million dollars over two decades to push Pakistan's Kashmir goals in the US and contacting the ISI more than 4000 times in the past three years and paying US congressmen thousands of dollars to lobby for him.

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