Friday, December 7, 2007

Terror hand in stock market under watch: Chidambaram

from the Times News Network (India)

Finance minister Chidambaram candidly admitted that government was tracking at least one case of suspected terror-stained money on the bourses. "Yes, recently one case has come to our notice. It is suspected that it may be linked to a person [Khalid bin Mahfouz] under watch. I cannot divulge further details." This sparked intense speculation and inquiries, but the admission tallies with the assessment first revealed by national security advisor M K Narayanan ... Sources said intelligence agencies were currently investigating the links of the Saudi billionaire in India as well as his networks and investments abroad. However, so far, the agencies have not met with much success to nail the tycoon with interests in a leading satellite phone company."

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