The CBI on Monday filed a report before the CBI Special Court on the search and seizure conducted in connection with the battle tank components deal that took place between Defence ordnance factories and the Steel and Industrial Forgings Limited (SIFL), Thrissur. The CBI officials said that after interrogation, they could establish the involvement of Subi Mally only in deals for the supply of road-wheel arms and flanches.
The CBI filed detailed reports on the documents seized from SIFL, Ordnance Factory, Medak, and Heavy Vehicle Factory, Avadi, Subi Mally’s office in Mumbai and the house of SIFL managing director Shanvaz, who penned the deal with ordnance factories.
According to CBI officials, the report has named Shanavaz, SIFL senior manager Valsan, mediator Subi Mally and unidentified Defence officials as the accused in the case. They would also file another report on the current investigation status before the court soon.
However, CBI officials said that the arrest of the accused would take place after the completion of court procedures.
“The arrest of the accused would take place only after a few weeks. We have identified a few Defence officials who have a hand in the deals. The investigation is now focused on tracing the Defence officials,” the CBI official said.
A consolidated tender was floated to SIFL and the Mysore-based AMW-MGM with Subi Mally’s assistance. However, Subi Mally’s direct involvement has come to light only in this case.