New Delhi: Defence Public Sector Undertaking Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), which is charged for delivering sub-standard Tatra Trucks to the Army at double the original price, has several other graft cases against them which are pending with the CBI.

The CBI has six other cases of irregularities against the company’s Chairman & Managing Director VRS Natarajan and other officials of the company which are awaiting final nod of the Defence Ministry for initiating the probe.

As per the sources, the probing agency is likely to interrogate Natrajan in connection with the seven graft cases filed against him with the Bangalore branch of the probing agency. Soon after the Defence Ministry gives green signal to the probe, the investigation in the corruption cases will be commenced, sources added.

Meanwhile, the CBI on Wednesday raided the Bangalore office of BEML and seized the records related to the Tatra trucks deal, sources said. The investigating agency is likely to question Natarajan in connection with the deal.

The Tatra truck deal came under scrutiny after General VK Singh claimed that he was offered Rs 14 crore bribe to clear it.

Earlier, BEML and Tatra and Vectra Limited had dismissed allegations that former Defence Intelligence Agency chief Lt Gen (retired) Tejinder Singh had offered Rs14 crore bribe to Army Chief Gen VK Singh to clear an order for 600 Tatra trucks for the Army, citing that they had no such a need to offer bribes as they were the lone vendors for those vehicles.

Natarajan had said that his public sector defence manufacturer was the only firm that produced this class of vehicles under licence from Tatra and Vectra and hence did not need to bribe anyone for getting orders.