Suresh Nanda's passport impounded

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New Delhi, Mar 26 (UNI) The passport of arms dealer Suresh Nanda, accused of CBI for receiving kickbacks in the Barak missile deal, was today impounded by the Ministry of External Affairs.

The CBI had asked for the suspension of his passport, agency sources said.

A MEA order said the passport was being impounded with immediate effect under Section 10 (3) (e) of the Passports Act, 1967.

Nanda was arrested by the CBI in Mumbai earlier this month, alongwith his son Sanjeev, the key accused in the BMW hit and run case, Income Tax Deputy Director Ashutosh Verma and chartered accountant Bipin Shah, official sources said.

Verma and Shah are charged with helping the Nandas in fudging account books seized during a raid in February last year, they said.

The four were arrested at a Mumbai hotel, while they were allegedly negotiating a Rs 10 crore deal to settle an I-T case. They are in judicial custody till March 28.

Suresh Nanda is facing three cases--two related to the defence kickbacks and other a corruption case.

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