The CBI on Sunday issued a restraint order to prevent Ravi Rishi, a London-based NRI businessman and accused in a case of irregularities in the purchase of Tatra Trucks for the Army, from leaving the country.
Officials reported that they have alerted all airports and exit points. His company maintained that he was cooperating with the CBI in the probe.
Mr. Rishi, owner of the Vectra Group, he been questioned twice so far. He is likely to be summoned again. He has termed the allegations unfortunate saying that the trucks were sold through a public sector undertaking BEML.
The lookout notice was issued after the Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh alleged, in an interview that Lt. Gen. (retired) Tejinder Singh had offered him a bribe for clearing a consignment of sub-standard trucks. However, Lt. Gen. Singh has denied the allegations and filed a defamation case against Gen. Singh and some other senior Army officers.
CBI officials will seek more information from the Army Chief before deciding on whether to register a preliminary inquiry or a case in respect of the bribery charge.
The sources explained that Gen. Singh was expected to give more material detail to the agency soon on the alleged bribe offer.