Natwar, son reply to 2nd notice from Pathak panel
In their reply to the second notice, they again denied having any connection with the oil-for-food scam in Iraq.india Updated: May 01, 2006 15:45 IST
Senior Congress leader Natwar Singh and his son Jagat Singh on Monday urged Justice Pathak Inquiry Authority to speed up the probe into the Volcker Committee report naming the former External Affairs Minister and the Congress as non-contractual beneficiaries.
In their reply to the second notice issued by the Authority, whose term has been extended for three months beyond May 10 when it completes six months, they again denied having any connection with the oil-for-food scam in Iraq.
Natwar Singh submitted that his name was not there in the Volcker report prepared in February, 2004 and that it was added as an "after-thought" on the basis of a report published in 'Al-Meda' newspaper in Iraq.
His name was added only after he became the External Affairs Minister, he contended.
He also denied having written any letter in connection with any oil deal in Iraq.