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Court seeks details on missing spy
May 14, 2007 19:20 IST
A local court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to file a status report on the extradition process initiated against former Reasearch and Analysis Wing official Ravinder Singh, before September 18.
The investigating agency had earlier asked for four months' time to process Singh's extradition from the United States, after the court issued an open non-bailable warrant against him.Singh, a joint secretary in RAW has been missing since May 14, 2004, and is alleged to have been spying for the US. He has been charged with illegally photocopying documents to be passed on to a suspected foreign contact.
Evidence was obtained through video and telephone surveillance by RAW's counter-intelligence unit. Singh later fled the country on a Nepalese passport along with his wife Parminder Kaur and has been absconding since.