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Two army colonels to assist CBI in Tatra case

New Delhi: Two army officials of colonel rank will assist the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in probing the Tatra deal.

Last week, the investigating agency had asked the Ministry of Defence to provide it with army officials to help understand the complicated deal involving the procurement of Tatra trucks by the public sector unit Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.

Tatra under scanner. Reuters

CBI sources said that there were voluminous documents regarding the Tatra deal and the course of investigation depends on what these documents reveal.

Meanwhile, the CBI has sought an appointment with Army chief VK Singh regarding the bribery allegations he had made.

The agency could not confirm the time of meeting General Singh as he was out of town today.

On Wednesday, Singh submitted a written a complaint with the CBI in which he said that Vectra chief Ravi Rishi has offered him bribe through former Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh to clear an order of sub-standard Tatra trucks.

The complaint was preceded by VK Singh's statement to a national daily that he was offered Rs 14 crore bribe in September 2010.

CBI has questioned London based Ravi Rishi six times. Rishi's passport has been impounded and he cannot leave the country as long as the investigations are on.

Published Date: Apr 12, 2012 19:31 PM | Updated Date: Apr 12, 2012 19:31 PM