Tatra Trucks

  • Tatra bribery case: CBI chargesheets Lt General (retd) Tejinder Singh July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday chargesheeted Lieutenant General (retired) Tejinder Singh for alleged irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra trucks for the Indian Army. Singh had been implicated in Tatra Truck scam by former Army Chief and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh. Tejinder...
  • BJP demands court-monitored probe into Rolls Royce contract March 3, 2014

    BJP on Monday demanded a court- monitored probe into alleged bribery in the purchase of Rolls -Royce aircraft engine and targeted the government once again on the issue of corruption in this context. The party was not satisfied with the CBI probe ordered by the Defence Minister alleging the government is...
  • Tatra trucks scam: CBI questions former senior officials of BEML February 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Tatra trucks scam is back to haunt BEML with the CBI carrying out investigations. CBI teams were in Bangalore to examine BEML senior executives in purchase of spare parts for Tatra trucks. Sources say the CBI has questioned former CMDs of BEML TVS Shastry and VRS Natarajan. Four other...
  • Defamation case: Army ex-chief VK Singh to appear in court today July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief VK Singh will appear in court on Saturday regarding the defamation case that was filed against him by Lt Gen Tejinder Singh and four other senior serving Army officers. A city court had issued a bailable warrant against him earlier when he failed to appear...
  • General VK Singh bribery case: CBI to file closure report, say sources July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is going to file a closure report in former Army Chief General VK Singh bribery case. CBI sources have told CNN-IBN that evidence provided by General Singh is not enough to prove bribery charges against Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh. General Singh had claimed...
  • Tatra truck deal: ED sends judicial requests to UK, Hong Kong February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Speeding up its probe in the controversial defence deal that had surfaced in 2012, the Enforcement Directorate has recently sent judicial requests to the UK and Hong Kong in connection with its money laundering probe in the Tatra truck deal. The agency has dispatched the requests, called Letters...
  • A brief history of defence scams in India February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: From time to time a new case of kickbacks in defence deals come to light. Some of the defence deals have led to major changes in the political environment and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress lost the 1989 Lok Sabha elections government after the 1987 Bofors scam. Here...
  • Tata Motors offers vehicles to replace Tatra trucks January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has offered its latest vehicles to the Defence Ministry to replace the controversial Tatra trucks, used so far to carry missiles such as Agni and Prithvi. The procurement of Tatra trucks has been put on hold pending a CBI probe into bribery allegations by former Army...
  • Defence forces begin hunt for Tatra truck replacements January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of a freeze on procurement of Tatra trucks, the Armed Forces have started looking for alternative vehicles to equip them with their missile systems. In view of Defence Ministry's decision to put on hold the procurement of Tatra trucks pending the CBI probe into allegations...
  • Defence Ministry saw unprecedented happenings in 2012 December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: 2012 was an unprecedented year for the Defence Ministry as it had a prolonged stand-off with former Army Chief Gen VK Singh over his age issue and a truck-deal case and was dragged to the Supreme Court. The selection of France's Dassault Rafale for the 126 combat aircraft...
  • No more Tatra trucks for Indian Army: Government December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has 7,983 Tatra trucks but "there is no further procurement" of these vehicles or their spare parts, the government said on Monday. Defence Minister AK Antony told the Lok Sabha that the existing Tatra trucks formed about four per cent of the total vehicles authorized for...
  • Bribe case: CBI questions Tejinder Singh, Vectra chief October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday questioned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh and Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi in connection with alleged bribe offer made by the former to the then Army chief VK Singh to clear a tranche of allegedly substandard all terrain vehicles. CBI sources said Managing Director of Vectra...
  • Procurement of Tatra trucks on hold, says Army chief September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Wednesday said procurement of Tatra trucks has been put on hold in view of the ongoing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into allegations of corruption against the company. "The point is that a decision (to buy or not to buy Tatra...
  • Defence Ministry to cancel DRDO's Tatra truck order September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry is planning to cancel the BEML order, worth over Rs 50 lakh, given to UK-based Tatra Sipox for supplying one truck, in the wake of the CBI probe into the allegations of irregularities in the supply of these vehicles. The order for the truck was...
  • Tatra deal: Ravi Rishi provides documents to CBI July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi on Thursday provided to the CBI some key documents related to Tatra all terrain vehicle deal during his questioning by the agency officials. Rishi, who arrived at the CBI headquarters is being probed by the agency in connection with all terrain vehicles deal with the...
  • CBI may chargesheet suspended BEML chief June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The clock has started ticking for suspended BEML chief VRS Natarajan after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has got the sanction to prosecute him. The agency believes Natarajan took favours from Vectra chief Ravi Rishi and is ready to file a chargesheet against him. The CBI is ready...
  • Was govt bypassed in 2003 Tatra vehicle deal? June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has claimed there are no documents which show that PSU BEML had kept the Defence Ministry in the loop while signing the agreement for supply of Tatra all-terrain vehicles with Ravinder Rishi in 2003, three years before renewal of contract was due. CBI...
  • CBI gets go-ahead to probe suspended BEML chief June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday got a formal permission of the Centre to probe the alleged role of suspended BEML chief VRS Natarajan in connection with the Tatra vehicle deal. This comes hours after the Ministry of Defence suspended Natarajan following a recommendation by the CBI...
  • I respect Govt's decision: BEML chief VRS Natarajan June 11, 2012

    Ministry of Defence (MoS) on Monday suspended Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) chief VRS Natarajan in connection with the Tatra case. ...
  • Tatra deal: BEML Chairman Natarajan suspended June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Ministry of Defence (MoS) on Monday suspended Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) chief VRS Natarajan in connection with the Tatra case. The Defence ministry spokesperson on Monday confirmed the suspension. The Government has put the CMD of BEML Shri VRS Natarajan under suspension following a recommendation by the CBI...
  • CBI to question retired Army officials who joined Vectra June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI is all set to question three retired Army officials who held key positions in procurement and quality assurance units and joined Tatra supply accused Ravinder Rishi's firm Vectra post-retirement. The agency is trying to establish alleged links of Rishi in the Defence establishment who helped him in...
  • Explain notice to ex-Army chief: MoD to BEML chief June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Wednesday sought an explanation from BEML chief VRS Natarajan for serving a legal notice on former Army chief Gen VK Singh demanding an apology for his alleged defamatory statements against the defence PSU on the Tatra truck issue. "Defence Ministry categorically denies giving permission to...
  • Ex-Army chief's charges defamatory: BEML chief June 1, 2012

    Bangalore: BEML CMD VRS Natarajan while addressing a press conference on Friday alleged that retired Army chief General VK Singh's remarks against Tatra trucks were damaging and defamatory. Natarajan says that no letter has been received that alleged that the trucks are sub-standard. Natarajan has issued a defamatory notice against...
  • Tejinder Singh defamation case deferred till Monday May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday adjourned till Monday its decision on whether Army Chief General VK Singh should be summoned or not in a defamation case filed by Lt General (retd) Tejinder Singh against him. The court will decide on Monday if more documents are needed to decide...
  • Tatra moves Delhi HC against its blacklisting May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Czechoslovakia based truck-maker Tatra on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against its blacklisting. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to DGCA and Ministry of Home Affairs for May 15 and sought all records related to the case. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had...
  • CBI intensifies probe on Tatra deal May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has intensified its probe to unearth alleged irregularities in procurement and supply of all-terrain Tatra trucks to the army and has called some former defence ministry officials and executives of a private firm involved in the deal for questioning. Agency sources said the...
  • Is reputation a fundamental right? HC to Tejinder May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh, seeking withdrawal of an alleged defamatory press release accusing him of offering bribe to the Army chief to clear a defence deal, to prove that the right to reputation is a fundamental right. "You show and satisfy...
  • Tatra trucks to take part in summer trials by Army May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding controversy, Tatra trucks produced by the state-owned BEML are taking part in the summer trials conducted by the Army for procuring heavy trucks to ferry missile and artillery systems. The Army had issued a global tender for procuring over 255 heavy eight-wheeled trucks in 2010 and a...
  • Tatra trucks to take part in summer trials by Army May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding controversy, Tatra trucks produced by the state-owned BEML are taking part in the summer trials conducted by the Army for procuring heavy trucks to ferry missile and artillery systems. The Army had issued a global tender for procuring over 255 heavy eight-wheeled trucks in 2010 and a few...
  • Army Chief bribe claim: CBI grills Tejinder Singh May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday questioned retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh in connection with the bribery allegations raised by Army Chief General VK Singh. Sources say that an FIR is likely to be registered on Wednesday in the case. Army Chief has shared official records from September 2010 with...