23 October 2014

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Raw Tent Purchase Scam CBI Files FIR Rs. 22 Crore Purchase Tent Scam

Raw Tent Purchase Scam CBI Files FIR Rs. 22 Crore Purchase Tent Scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has "registered FIR against three directors of Sai Baba Builders, consultants, unknown officials of Cabinet Secretariat and SFF for repeatedly showing favors in the supply of pre-fabricated shelters for SFF at high altitude locations, causing undue gain to the supplier to the extent of Rs.22 crore"

The CBI also conducted searches at three places - two in Delhi and one in Kolkata - against the three directors on Wednesday.

The first information report (FIR) has been filed against three directors of Delhi-based Sai Baba Builders and Consultants Shyam Sunder Bhatter, Manjari (wife of former defence contractor Shambhu Prasad Singh) and J P N Singh Cabinet Secretariat SFF officials

The case has been registered under Sections 120-B, 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Act and 13(2), 13(1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act

Special Frontier Force (SFF) under the RAW unit bought the tents

“It has been alleged that wrongful favour was shown by the officials of SFF and the Cabinet Secretariat in the matter of the preparation of tender, procurement, supply and installation of the pre-fabricated shelters for SFF troops during 2009-13, which were purchased from the company

Sai Baba Builders and Consultants, a firm dealing with construction, supplied high altitude tents required by SFF during 2009-13

Single tendering was done to favour the company involved in the purchase of high-altitude tents, it is alleged.

RAW had carried out an internal probe in the matter in which prima facie irregularities were found.R
The report was sent to the PMO which referred it to CBI for further probe.

SFF is a paramilitary special force of India that was created on 14 November 1962 and is now a unit of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), which is India's external intelligence agency.

RAW is administered by the Cabinet Secretariat and SFF was formed under the administrative control of RAW after the 1962 India-China war.

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