New Delhi: The man who blew the lid off the Bofors case has finally made his identity known more than 25 years since the controversial deal came to light.
In an interview that appeared on website thehoot.org, former Swedish Police chief Sten Lindstrom has owned up to being the informant of journalist Chitra Subramanian who had broken the story.
Lindstrom had operated under the pseudonym Swedish Deep Throat.
The case involved illegal payoffs and had rocked both India and Sweden in the late 1980s.
Breaking his silence on Wednesday, Lindstrom says there was no evidence to show that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had taken a bribe in the Bofors deal.
However, he said Gandhi didn't stop the cover-up to protect main accused Ottavio Quattrokey.
Lindstrom said, "Ardbo, (Bofors managing director), had written in his notes that the identity of N (Arun Nehru) becoming public was a minor concern but at no cost could the identity of Q (Quattrokey) be revealed because of his closeness to R (Rajiv Gandhi)."
He further said that the case against actor and then Congress MP Amitabh Bachchan and his family was planted in a Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter by Indian investigators.