Mukesh Agarwal, who was the managing director of Asian Motor Works (AMW), has filed an anticipatory bail petition at the Ernakulam District Sessions Court in connection with the case related to corruption in issuing tender for the supply of battle tank components to Steel Industries Forging Ltd (SIFL), Thrissur, and AMW-MGM, Mysore. Though the CBI had summoned Agarwal to its office in Kochi on Monday he did not turn up.
Agarwal, in his petition, has stated that he received a phone call from CBI officials on July 3 asking him to appear before the investigating officers in Kochi on June 10. Agarwal said that he has no connection with the alleged corruption charges and that his name was not included in the FIR prepared by the CBI. In the petition, Agarwal stated that though he was with the company from April 21, 2011, to March 22, 2013, he rarely went to the company unit in Mysore. The plea stated that he was working from his office in Mumbai. He was more into automobiles marketing with customers. Also, AMW had exited from the forging sector on March 26, 2013, the petition said.
Meanwhile, the CBI sources have confirmed that Mukesh Agarwal was not included in the FIR and no case has been registered against him. “Since an anticipatory bail petition was filed, he did not appear before us on Monday,” officials said. The petition will be considered on Wednesday.