Samata leader in Tehelka sting held

The CBI alleged that RK Jain had attempted to receive gratification from a fictitious firm, West End International.
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Updated on Feb 27, 2006 11:43 PM IST
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The CBI has arrested former Samata party treasurer RK Jain for his alleged role in procuring Hand-Held Thermal Imagers for the armed forces.

Jain also figures in two other preliminary enquiries registered by the CBI which alleges that he had influenced the public servants in clinching the deal, sources said.

Immediately after the arrest, CBI carried out searches at Jain's official and residential premises.

The CBI alleged that Jain had attempted to receive gratification from representatives of a fictitious firm West End International, London, to wield personal influence on the Defence Ministry in the supply of HHTI to the Indian Army.

The CBI was handed over investigations in October 2004 after the UPA government scrapped the Phukan Commission of Inquiry into the expose.

The CBI had filed more than a dozen cases in connection with the case which came to light following Tehelka's sting operation that caught political leaders, bureaucrats and army officials accepting money.

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