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Bofor Case: Officer summoned by CBI found dead in Madhya Pradesh

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 February 2019, 9:01 IST

The junior works manager (JWM) of Guns Carriage Factory (GCF) was found dead in a drain on Tuesday, confirmed police.

He was missing since January 17 after being summoned by the CBI in connection with the alleged supply of Chinese-spare parts for production of indigenised Bofors guns used by the Army.

A blood-stained blade was also found near the body of 45-year-old SC Kathua. The body, which was found in the factory area behind Section 2 region of GCF, was severely decomposed.

Police have sent the body for post-mortem examination. The family of the deceased have suspected a murder, however, the police team believe that Kathua committed suicide.

The deceased wife Mausami Khatua filed a missing report with Ghamapur police station in Jabalpur on January 18.

Earlier in July 2017, the CBI had booked a Delhi-based firm the Gun Carriage Factory for selling fake Chinese spare parts to the ordnance factory, which come under the production department of the Defence Ministry.

The CBI had registered a first information report (FIR) of cheating and forgery against unknown officials of the factory, accusing them of conspiring with the Delhi-based firm which was chosen to supply parts for the manufacture of the artillery guns.

-PTI

First published: 6 February 2019, 9:01 IST
 
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