A day after the publication of a report by French portal Mediapart about alleged kickbacks to a mediator involved in the Rafale deal before 2013, and the CBI’s failure to investigate the allegations despite evidence, a political conflict has erupted.
The BJP had attacked the Congress for alleged corruption while in power before 2014. At the same time, the Congress accused the BJP of “hiding” corruption
“INC (Indian National Congress) means ‘I need a commission’. It would not be an additional assumption that during the UPA regime, they had an agreement in each of their agreements and they have not yet reached an agreement,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said. Today you are mocking the short form of Congress.
The Congress said: “Recent revelations of Operation Cover-up (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) reveal a suspicious link between the Modi government-CBI-Enforcement Directorate to bury corruption in Rafale.”
Mediapart reports that French aircraft maker Dassault paid at least 7.5 million euros (about 650 million rupees) to a middleman to secure the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India, and Indian companies have failed to investigate. Presence of documents.
Mediapart, which is investigating allegations of corruption in the Rs 59,000-crore raffle deal, said most of the alleged payments were made before 2013.
NDTV cannot independently verify the authenticity of these documents and has reached out to the CBI for comment.
Mediapart has revealed the alleged false invoice stating that Dassault enabled the alleged middleman Sushen Gupta to pay a secret commission. “Despite the existence of these documents, the Indian Federal Police has decided not to pursue the matter and has not launched an investigation,” the portal said. According to its report, the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate have evidence since October 2018 that Dassault kicked Sushen Gupta for selling jets at Rafale.
The report said the evidence was contained in confidential documents that led to another corruption case being investigated by the two agencies – a scandal involving the supply of VVIP helicopters to Augusta Westland.