CBI seeks sanction to prosecute BEML chief
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 23:12
  
New Delhi: The CBI has sought sanction of the Defence Ministry to probe BEML chief VRS Natarajan in some complaints in which preliminary inquiry has been registered by it.

However, no sanction has been sought for a probe against him in the Tatra supply deal, agency sources said.

CBI sources said the complaints were received in its Bangalore branch over a period of time and preliminary enquiries were registered by it.

They said so far the agency has not received sanction from the Defence Ministry for initiating probe against Natarajan.

According to rules, CBI needs sanction of the ministry to initiate probe against officials of the rank Joint Secretary and above.

The CBI sources, however, refused to share details of cases in which the alleged role of Natarajan needs to be probe.

Although unknown officials of BEML are under the CBI scanner in the Tatra truck supply deal to the Army, the agency will take a fortnight to decide whether Natarajan needs to be questioned or not as "lot of documents need to be scrutinised" before reaching a decision in this regard, CBI sources said.

Despite repeated attempts to contact Natarajan, he did respond to phone calls and sms left to seek his comments.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 23:12


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