"Don't take potshots at our leader," Cong tells Swedish investigat

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New Delhi, Dec 17 (UNI) The Congress Party has taken umbrage at the remarks of Swedish investigator Sven Lindstorm against its President Sonia Gandhi in the Bofors case, asking him to apologise for the 'unwarranted innuendos and insinuations.' "...Person like you, without evidence, continue to flog a dead horse contrary to detailed judicial findings after detailed adjudication and minute examination of evidence (in Indian courts)," AICC Treasurer Motilal Vora said in his notice to Mr Lindstorm.

In an interview given to a television channel in September this year, Mr Lindstorm, who claimed himself to be an independent investigator of the Bofors case in Sweden since 1989, said, "There was no reason for Quattrocchi to get money from Bofors....And since the link to India for Quattrocchi, who was an Italian person...it was Sonia Gandhi...we wanted to know from her why was he given the money (kickback)." AICC Spokesman Abishek Manu Singhvi told mediapersons here today the party had sent the notice to the Swdish investigator telling him that "you cannot take pot shots at the Congress and its President." "This Swedish gentleman shoots off some remarks or the other about Bofors episode. He does it periodically without furnishing any material or documentary evidence," Dr Singhvi said.

He said Mr Lindstorm had reportedly retired from the service.

"One is mystified as to how and why a supposedly independent investigator should make such comments which are purely speculative, baseless, unfounded and unsustainable in fact and in law, " Mr Vora said in the notice, the copy of which was released to the Press after Dr Singhvi's routine briefing.

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