Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has promised a probe into the allegations of corruption in the purchase of allegedly substandard bullet-proof jackets for the Maharashtra Police.
“We will inquire into the matter,” Chavan said.
Opposition Leader Ramdas Kadam claimed that his attempts to seek information on the purchase of bullet-proof jackets did not bear fruit as the police claimed the file was lost.
“In reply to my RTI query, the police said the file was lost. How can a file get lost? An inquiry should be conducted,” Kadam added.
The police had bought 965 jackets between 1992 and 2002. Some of them were used by policemen fighting the terrorists in the 26/11 attacks.
Chavan said the purchase records of over six years were not kept.