I was falsely implicated: Bomb suit scam accused

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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