Firm official alleges phone tapping
Director of Techno Trade Impex India Pvt Ltd, Bimal Agarwal, has alleged that his telephone was tapped at the behest of P.K. Jain, former principal secretary of home department.Updated: Aug 26, 2010 00:52 IST
Director of Techno Trade Impex India Pvt Ltd, Bimal Agarwal, has alleged that his telephone was tapped at the behest of P.K. Jain, former principal secretary of home department.
He has approached the Bombay High Court and sought an inquiry by the Home Ministry. Court directed government to file its reply by September 23.
The company, which supplies material to government, semi-government and private organisations, had initially filed three petitions in the high court last July against the Mumbai and Maharashtra police after the latter refused to accept bomb suits, a robot and a total containment vehicle.
Ashok Saraogi, Agarwal’s advocate, alleged that his client’s three mobile numbers have been illegally tapped and his email was hacked into allegedly at the instance of Jain.
According to Agarwal’s petition, this was because he had filed a compliant against Jain, who the managing director at the Maharashtra State Security Corporation Limited.
Jain told Hindustan Times: “Inquiry should also be conducted into how he (Agarwal) managed to get Rs 6.21 crore upfront for the bomb suits when he didn’t have a single suit ready. Besides, inquiry should also be done into how he charged more than Rs 6 crore for total containment vehicle which was available in the market for Rs 3 crore and that too of a better quality.”
First Published: Aug 26, 2010 00:50 IST