New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday
summoned the Defence Secretary after he failed to file a reply to a machine tools manufacturing company`s plea for lifting of the Centre`s order putting on hold all its contracts on the ground that former Chairman of Ordinance Factory Board had an `extra contractual` dealing with the company.
Justice S Muralidhar today summoned the Secretary for
his personal presence on February 11 after the Centre
repeatedly failed to file a reply to a petition filed by one
M/s R K Machine Tools challenging the Defence Ministry`s order
which put on hold all contracts with the company in June 2009.
According to a petition, CBI had in May last year
registered a corruption case against Sudipto Ghosh, former
Chairman of Ordinance Factory Board, and it was alleged he had
awarded contracts to the company.