I was falsely implicated: Bomb suit scam accused
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Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 00:07
  
Mumbai: The key accused in the bomb suit scam on Thursday filed an anticipatory bail application in the sessions court claiming he was falsely implicated in the case at the behest of a senior IPS official.

Bimal Agarwal, director of Techno Trade Impex India Pvt Ltd, and two other directors of the firm were booked on charges of cheating and forgery in connection with alleged irregularities in purchase of bomb suits for Rs 6 crore.

Agarwal in his anticipatory application said that he was falsely implicated at the behest of the senior officer P K Jain.

However Jain, who is Managing Director of Maharashtra State Security Corporation Limited, contested Agarwal's claim and said, "He is a liar of the first order, manipulator of the first order and the law is catching up with him."

Agarwal, in his application, has said that the fact of failure to perform as per tender document was already brought to the notice of the Bombay High Court and the state government.

He has also said that he has already approached the civil court and had attended office of the Anti-Corruption Bureau for enquiry.

The state police in January 2009 had floated the tender for purchase of the suits post the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. The bid was won by Techno Trade Impex and an order for 80 suits was placed. In June 2009, an advance of Rs 6 crore was paid to the firm towards the purchase. However, when the suits were supplied in 2010, the government rejected them for not being in conformity with quality standards.

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 00:07


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