New Delhi: The CBI on Sunday issued lookout notice against NRI businessman Ravi Rishi, owner of UK-based Vectra Group and also a major shareholder in Tatra trucks, in connection with the supply of all-terrain Tatra trucks through state-owned BEML to the Indian Army.

The CBI has also interrogated Ravi Rishi and is probing into the sale of 7000 trucks to the Army after Army Chief VK Singh in his stunning claim had questioned the price and services of the Tatra trucks.

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Gen VK Singh had also alleged that he was offered Rs 14 crore bribe to clear a filer for procurement of sub-standard equipment.

The CBI has also directed Ravi Rishi not to leave the country without permission, who descended in India to attend the Defence Expo in New Delhi. The CBI can’t confiscate Rishi’s passport as he holds a British passport.

According to sources, Ravi Rishi has assured that he would fully cooperate with the investigating agency. Earlier, Rishi had said that he never met VK Singh and wants a clean chit to go on with his business. Earlier on Friday, the CBI had also raided Tatra offices in Bangalore and Delhi.

The CBI is likely to question retired Lt General Tejinder Singh in connection with the case. Tejinder Singh came under the CBI scanner after Gen VK Singh accused him of offering bribe. However, Lt General Tejinder Singh has refuted the allegations and has filed a defamation case against the Army chief.

(JPN)