Abhishek Verma leaked details of most sensitive Army procurements
A fresh set of documents received last week by the defence ministry and the CBI, on Verma’s dealings and his connections with small arms manufacturer Sig Sauer, contain a detailed fact-sheet prepared on February 28, 2011 for the then Army Chief Gen V K Singh, detailing 45 most-sensitive capital procurement cases, along with the progress in each of them.
The top-secret document, described as genuine by officials and other sources in the military establishment, gives precise details of the name, purpose, quantity and progress of the Army’s most critical procurement projects.
The document was apparently leaked from Army HQ within weeks of being prepared and was allegedly mailed by Verma’s associate to his then US-based escrow fund manager C Edmonds Allen.
The confidential document was sent in an email dated April 19, 2011, allegedly to be shown to international armament companies to highlight Verma’s clout in the military establishment.
While The Indian Express has decided not to publish the contents of the document, officials said the details that have been leaked, specifically the exact quantity of critical ammunition the Army is short of, can have serious implications for national security.
The document also discusses in detail the required quantity of launchers and missiles, along with the project-update