The CBI on Wednesday searched three places in connection with its probe into the Tatra heavy duty trucks case. The premises belonged to two retired army officers and an employee of Ravi Rishi’s Vectra group. Rishi is an accused in the Tatra deal case.
Besides conducting searches, the agency questioned VRS Natrajan, the chairman and managing director of Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and former BEML director of production V Mohan.
According to sources, investigators carried out searches at the residence of retired Brigadier PC Das at Vasant Kunj in south Delhi and retired Colonel Anil Dutta at Noida. Later, Das was also examined in the agency headquarters. The CBI also searched the premises of Vectra executive Anil Mansaramani.
According to sources, investigators suspect that post-retirement, Das and Dutta used to liaison for Vectra in the army and were in touch with Mansaramani. Agency sources also clarified that so far there is nothing on record to show that these retired officials had any relation with Vectra during their service days. The agency is likely to question all of them in the next few days.
On Natrajan’s questioning, an agency official clarified: “As of now, his status is that of a witness. He has not been called again on Thursday.”