The ministry of defence today decided to debar six firms, including Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, Israel Military Industries Ltd, Rheinmetall Air Defence (Zurich), Corporation Defence, Russia, TS Kisan & Co Pvt Ltd (New Delhi) and RK Machine Tools Ltd (Ludhiana), from further business dealings with the Ordnance Factory Board, for a period of ten years.
The firms were blacklisted on the evidence collected by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against them, an official release said today.
These firms were issued notice to show cause as to why action against them should not be taken consequent to the filing of the charges in the case related to illegal gratification against former director general of ordnance factories Sudipto Ghosh and others.
The CBI had, in June 2010, filed charges in a special court at Kolkata against Ghosh and 11 others for graft.
The CBI has accused Ghosh of entering into a conspiracy with other accused with the object of demanding and obtaining illegal gratification for various supply orders placed by OFB and also in the matters relating to transfer or posting of the officers of ordnance factories.
Following registration of case and subsequent probe, the CBI had arrested Ghosh and a few other people.