Techno bomb suits: Bimal Agarwal held
"Agarwal was today arrested in the bomb suits case soon after his anticipatory bail was rejected by a Sessions court," Additional Police Commissioner (EOW) Rajvardhan Sinha said.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the city police had registered a case against the company and Agarwal on May 13.
The anticipatory bail application of Agarwal claimed that he was being implicated in the case at the behest of senior IPS officer P K Jain.
According to EOW officials, in January 2009, the state police floated the tender for purchase of the ensemble, post the 26/11 terror attacks as most of the suits used by various bomb detection and disposal squads (BDDS) units were outdated.
The bid was won by Techno Trade Impex India Pvt Ltd and an order for 80 suits was placed. In June 2009, the government paid about Rs six crore to the firm.
However, when the suits were supplied in 2010, the government rejected them for not being in conformity with quality standards.
Agarwal then moved the Bombay High Court in March, 2010 challenging the state government's decision.
Former principal secretary (Home) P K Jain, in an affidavit filed before the court, had claimed that Techno Trade acquired 36 bomb suits from South Africa and the remaining from China.
It was alleged that the protective gear imported from China was cheaper and
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