Anna Hazare Team Anna release 112 documents exposing defense scams
On Thursday Team Anna released the set of documents.
The documents point out that there have been kickbacks and huge money laundering in several defence deals,"
Team Anna claims to have been contacted by C Edmond Allen, a US citizen and a former business partner of Abhishek Verma, who is also the main accused in the Navy war room leak case and was jailed in Tihar for two years.
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal told to media that
We received documents from a US citizen C. Edmonds Allen, who claimed to have entered into an agreement with the Naval War Room leak case accused to secure the money earned from these deals. And after the two had fallout, Allen has sent these documents to us,"
Kejriwal alleged that an Israeli firm had promised $1 million to the Indian representative if the anti-dumping duty of $100 million imposed on it is rolled back.
Ganton Ltd. is headed by Abhishek Verma .
ECI Telecom hired Ganton Ltd to remove the custom duties fine levied by the government. The agreement promised to pay Ganton Ltd. $1 million if it succeeded in the deletion of the fine.
an email dated December 17 2011, say that Foreign Minister S M Krishna would be visiting Israel to review bi-lateral ties between the two countries. And as the email puts it, "Krishna will submit the report in favour of stronger ties with Israel and he will also recommend anti-dumping duty roll back."
email dated December 17 2011, sent out by Abhishek Verma to Zeev, an ECI Telecom official.
Further mail says that prime minister and the foreign minister had been 'consulted'.
Highlighting the incident, Kejriwal asked, "Are our prime minister and foreign minister fixed?"
A total of 112 pages, Kejriwal claimed, were written by the Indian middleman to the Israeli company.
Kejriwal also claimed that the Indian middleman was aware of a top minister's visit to Israel in early January 2012 and that "he will recommend anti-dumping rollback" after the Israeli authorities raise it.
In a show-cause notice dated February 4, 2011, Rheinmetall Air Defense was blacklisted over its involvement in the multi-crore ordnance factory scam, were it was alleged that the company had paid huge kickbacks to the employees.
Rheinmetall Air Defence AG is a Swiss defence firm which the Indian government had decided to ban from future deals following its naming in a chargesheet relating to a graft case against former Ordnance Factory Board director general Sudipto Ghosh.
Team Anna and Kejriwal released documents saying that $530,000 worth consultancy services were paid to Ganton Ltd in January 2011, to have its name removed from the blacklist.
Team Anna claims that Edmond had been writing to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate with all these documents they have now in possession; but there was no action against Abhishek Verma by these authorities.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
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