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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/08 :CIA-RDP90B01390R000400580003-0 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Denied Q Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/08 :CIA-RDP90B01390R000400580003-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/08 :CIA-RDP90B01390R000400580003-0 Asia Charges link U.S. to Indian spies tiEW DELHI. India - t' S. intelligence officers op- erating from the C.S. Embassy paid an Indian bustness~ man to obtain Indian defense secrets, organize protests against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and run an anti-So~?iet propaganda campaign, court document filed yesterday said. The documents alleged 'I~iwan officials and \e~ Delhi-based West German diplomats participated to American efforts to culti~?ate members of the Indian. Parliament as sources of information. The charge-sheep named nine Americans and two ~t'est Germans and ca:~ they' were di~lett+.ats. Three of the parliamentarians identified in the dt,~ uments -two senior ministers and a state commission. chairman -resigned on Monday The allegations were contained in charges filed in a closed court Jan. 14 ai:,i formally brought yesterday against Rama Swaroop, 53 the Indian representative of aquasi-official 'Igiwan trade promotion group. THE NEW YORK TIMES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1986 Around the World U.S. Embassy in India Denies Report on Spying Special to Tke New York Times NEW DELHI, Jan. 29 -. The United States Embassy denied today that any of its diplomats had ' `engaged in espio- nage" with an Indian businessman who was accused Tuesday of Passing se- crets to several American officials. The b~inessman, Rama Swaroop, was named last year as an anent for Taiwan who passed secrets from In- dian off[c~als to various foreign oon- tads. He wa~s specifically charged formation but~ther~e were fewi details of what the information was. In a statement, a United States Em- bassy spokescran said today that the United States "denies that any United States Government officials have en_ 8a8~ in espionage activity with Swa- roop and specifically that any United States Government official has sought or received classified information or documents from Swaroop." Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/08 :CIA-RDP90B01390R000400580003-0