NEW DELHI: A probe is on into allegations that a Pune-based DRDO lab had donated to a temple a 'hi-tech chariot' made by its scientists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed Parliament today.
Responding to a question in Lok Sabha whether Pune-based DRDO lab, Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) had developed a hi-tech battery-operated chariot and subsequently donated it, the minister said in a written reply that the matter is "under inquiry".
"Further action would be taken thereafter," he added.
News reports had it that the lab had developed the chariot for a temple and donated it under its corporate social responsibility.
The battery-operated chariot can reportedly run for about 12 hours and the battery can be fully charged in six hours.