New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday carried out searches in Delhi and NCR in connection with the Tatra truck deal case. According to the reports, the raids were conducted at residences of two ex-army officials and a Vectra employee. Sources said that these army officers were named by Vectra Chairman Ravi Rishi's employees during questioning.
Teams of CBI officials carried out searches across the national capital and Noida at the residence of retired Brigadier PC Das at Vasant Kunj and retired Colonel Anil Dutta at Noida. Residential premises of Vectra employee Anil Mansaramani were also searched by the agency.
Earlier, the CBI for the first time questioned Defence PSU BEML Chairman VRS Natarajan on Tuesday in connection with alleged irregularities in procurement and supply of Tatra all-terrain trucks to the Army. The raids are being conducted on the basis of details received from Natarajan, sources said.
Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi and former Bharat Earth Movers Limited(BEML) Director (Defence Procurement) V Mohan were also quizzed by the agency sleuths for nearly five hours about the deal and supply of trucks, CBI sources said.
They were grilled on common issues regarding the procurement and supply of the Tatra all-terrain trucks and their responses were recorded.
Army Chief General VK Singh had in March alleged that he'd been offered a 14 crore bribe to clear the Tatra truck deal.
(With additional information from PTI)