George Fernandes and the Barak Missile System

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Fernandes has not been in the news much in the last year.  But his name is starting to boil up again in both news and blogs. This week the Central Bureau of Investigation named George Fernandes in an arms scandal.  The CBI is investigating the former defence minister and his associate Jaya Jaitley.  They are accused of receiving bribes and breaking from approved process in purchasing the Barak missile system from Israel in 2000.Read Full Story

George Fernandes and the Tehelka Scandal

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George Fernandes is often mentioned in relation to the Tehelka scandal.  A group of Tehelka reporters with hidden cameras posed as representatives of a fake arms dealer and bribed Bangaru Laxman and Jaya Jaitley.  Jaya Jaitley was the General Secretary of the Samata Party and a close colleague of George Fernandes. Fernandes resigned as a Defence Minister but was eventually cleared by the one man commission headed by retired Justice Phukan. A second investigation led by Justice K Venkataswami...Read Full Story