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Export to Iran: US acts against Ajit Singh’s kin

world Updated: Mar 04, 2011 23:21 IST
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Rashtriya Lok Dal

Vikramaditya Singh, son-in-law of RLD leader Ajit Singh, has been sentenced to six months of home confinement by a US court and now faces deportation after he was caught in a federal sting operation selling military grade micro wave radios to Iran.

Vikramaditya Singh (34), a Arizona-based electronics dealer, was targeted by undercover agents of US Homeland Security in Philadelphia as a follow-up to a sting on Iranian arms broker Amir Ardebili.

Reacting to the sentence, sources close to Ajit Singh said in New Delhi on Friday that Vikramaditya Singh was not aware of end user agreement needed to be signed before the selling of equipments in question. Vikramaditya Singh is owner of Orion Telecom Networks in Delaware.

District chief judge Gregory M Sleet sentenced Vikramaditya Singh to three years' probation, including six months' home confinement, and a $100,000 fine for exporting items he believed were destined to Iran. The sentence means he is likely to be deported this year.

His lawyer sought a one-year term and asked Sleet to consider his client's otherwise exemplary life.