NEW DELHI: The chairman and managing director of Bharat Electronics Limited on Wednesday refuted allegations of scam amounting to Rs 750 crore in the purchase of ventilators procured using PM CARES Funds.
Terming the allegations "unverified and fictitious", the CMD of BEL said that legal action should be initiated.
"BEL strongly deplores the circulation of unverified, fictitious reports and reserves the right to take necessary legal action in this regard,"
MV Gowtama tweeted. The account of Gowtama has not been verified by Twitter.
@SaketGokhale BEL strongly deplores the circulation of unverified, fictitious reports and reserves the right to tak… https://t.co/iVno5ND6No— CMD BEL (@cmdbel) 1592378959000
The CMD was responding to allegations on Twitter which accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "stealing" Rs 750 crore to purchase ventilators for Covid relief using funds from PM CARES.
Stunning details of embezzlement of 750+ crores by PM CARES: Y'all must've seen this ventilator with PM CARES st… https://t.co/llXdX0ZAKn— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) 1592293579000
The allegations were countered by other social media users as well.
"Being in the Med tech industry and as a Bio-Medical professional, I am compelled to plunge into this issue to share the facts with the viewers. 1)I do not know how anyone can see corruption or motive behind one GOI Department placing order on another GOI unit (BEL)," tweeted Shailendra M from Mysore.
Being in the Med tech industry and as a Bio Medical professional, I am compelled to plunge into this issue to share… https://t.co/X81oLcvZur— Shailendra M (@shailendra_ms) 1592374693000