Tendering irregularities: Subi Mally turns up before CBI

Kochi, Jan 22 (IANS) Mumbai-based Subi Mally, an alleged intermediary between suppliers and ordnance factories, presented herself Tuesday morning to the CBI, which is probing irregularities in the tendering process for procurement of goods.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) unit here has already booked two senior officials of a Kerala state public sector undertaking here.

The CBI officers last week met Mally in Mumbai and asked her to report before them here.

M. Shanavas, managing director and Valsan, a senior manager of Steel and Industrial Forgings Ltd. (SIFL) are the officials who have already been questioned and listed as accused by the CBI.

The first information report filed (FIR) by the CBI here mentions that certain people tried to manipulate the SIFL supply to the ordnance factory at Madek near Hyderabad and also to another defence establishment in Chennai.


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