The BJP on Friday expressed doubts over the success of CBI raids in connection with the naval war room leak and suggested the government use "leads" given by its leader LK Advani regarding the money trail of a suspected intermediary whose name figures in the Scorpene deal controversy.
"We fail to understand why the CBI gave four months to the suspects. Was this time given to them to destroy evidence? We doubt there will be any substantial recovery," BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar told reporters in New Delhi.
His comments came on CBI raids on Friday in various cities including on businessman Abhishek Verma, as part of its probe into the alleged role of certain military officials in leaking secret military purchase documents.
"Advani has provided sufficient leads to the government, which can be used to trace the money trail of Verma in connection with the submarine deal. The government must act fast in its investigations into one of the worst scams in Indian record," Javadekar, who alleged the suspected intermidiary had received Rs 250 crore in kickbacks in the Scorpene purchase, said.
"The government has been informed about the kickbacks Verma had received from Thales (the submarine company) and the money he transferred to a reseacrh foundation abroad. His money trail will unearth startling aspects of the case," Javadekar said.