NEW DELHI, India, April 15, Reuter: Win Chadha, a former agent of Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors, testified on Friday on alleged kickbacks in a 1.3 billion dollar arms deal but Parliamentary investigators said he was not co-operating.

A 30-Member Parliamentary committee is investigating allegations that Bofors paid more than 50 Million dollars in illegal commissions to Indian officials to clinch the sale of 155-mm field guns, Sweden’s biggest-ever export order.

Chadha, who had represented Bofors in New Delhi, fled to the United States last year but returned on Thursday.

Newspapers have billed him as the key witness in the case which tarnished Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi age as the “Mr. Clean” of Indian politics.

The committee, boycott by most opposition parties is expected to submit its report on April 29,

Article extracted from this publication >> April 22, 1988