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CBI registers case in RAW tent purchase deal

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today booked three directors of a private firm and officials of the Cabinet Secretariat as well as Special Frontier Force (SFF) for ‘repeatedly showing favours' in the
IANS October 22, 2014 14:57 IST
IANS

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today booked three directors of a private firm and officials of the Cabinet Secretariat as well as Special Frontier Force (SFF) for ‘repeatedly showing favours' in the purchase of high altitude tents.

The CBI has registered FIR against three directors of Sai Baba Builders, consultants, unknown officials of Cabinet Secretariat and SFF for repeatedly showing favours in the supply of pre fabricated shelters for SFF at high altitude locations, causing undue gain to the supplier to the extent of Rs 22 crore, a CBI official said here.

SFF is a paramilitary special force of India that was created on November 14, 1962 and is now a unit of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), which is India's external intelligence agency.

A daily had reported that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had referred the case of alleged irregularities in purchases made by SFF to CBI.

The CBI also conducted searches at three places - two in Delhi and one in Kolkata - against the three directors on Wednesday.