What do you have to say about the allegations of corruption against you?
I have done nothing wrong. I have gone strictly by the rules.
Did you favour a Hyderabad firm in the MARR deal?
The other members of the price negotiation committee (PNC) showed their bias. They created an artificial distinction between the crystallised control and the synthesised version of 2/15 MARR equipment and reduced the price.
Who are these 'other members'?
N.C. Gupta, PNC chairman, is the architect of the price reduction. So is Ujagar Singh, a member of the committee. These people had reduced the price of crystallised system.
How did they do it?
The price negotiation arose out of a tender for procurement of the 2/15 MARR system and it was supposed to be done as per specifications enclosed with the tender. And they made no distinction between the two systems. In total, 3,000 pieces of the system were required. But initially the order was placed for only 500 systems with the...