New Delhi, April 26, 2012, DHNS:
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to quiz Defence Ministry officials in connection to the alleged irregularities in the supply of all-terrain tatra trucks to the Army.
Sources said the CBI has zeroed in on at least six Defence Ministry officials.
Besides, the CBI is planning to question BEML CMD V R S Natarajan once again, sources said, adding that the investigating officers were not convinced with Natarajan’s responses in the previous grilling session.
Meanwhile, the CBI has once again questioned Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi and some of his associates in connection with the surreptitious deal. The probe agency however clarified that besides Rishi, none of the persons questioned till now, is an accused in the case. “They are being questioned just to clarify facts of the case,” CBI officials said.
Tatra Sipox UK, owned by Rishi, had inked a deal with BEML in 1997, which was in alleged violation of defence procurement rules that specified “procurement should be done directly from original equipment manufacturer only.” The central probe agency has alleged that since Tatra Sipox UK was not the original manufacturer of the all-terrain trucks, the rule for defence procurements was violated.
Hay Ram says
CBI is done very good work against corruption , if Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi is corrupt & violation of defence procurement rules , why not CBI & CVC take the action GOCO , this company is run by Ex Director HEMRL Mr.H.Singh , this COGO working without supply order last six months this violation of defence procurement rules . Now SA to RM need to take very strong action against this corrupt team & other supporter of GOCO .this is very big corruption & violation of defence procurement rules.
sandeep chopra says
With due respect I state that I have sent complaint to ministry of defence regarding corruption of thousands of crores of rupees done by Dr S K Vasudeva ex Director spic(presently Program Director at the age of 66 yrs).Dr S K Vasudeva has a close friend Sh Sudhir Marwaha.Sh Sudhir marwaha has created many namesake companies in the name of his close relatives and friends.Tenders are filled by these relatives and friends in the name of these namesake companies for all the construction and technical projects in SPIC DRDO.All the projects in this way are awarded to Sh Sudhir Marwaha by CCE R&D( for the last one decade).Due to weak and lukewarm responce of the ministry of defence these sharks are looting our country.Due to suffocated atmosphere in SPIC DRDO(most sensitive organisation of national importance),the security of our country is in extreme danger.It is requested that an immediate drastic action is taken to stop this mess,otherwise it will be too late.Inaction will result in disaster at an early date.Regards,Sandeep Chopra,Senior Scientist E ,SPIC DRDO ,delhi.Residence-270-c,urban estate,phase-1,jamalpur,ludhiana,punjab,india.phone-09779413097,01612677097.