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Ratan Tata's name in Israeli police notes seeking to indict PM: Report

Commenting on the news report, the Indian industrialist's office today told PTI that it's "grossly incorrect in its references about Mr. Ratan N. Tata"

Press Trust of India  |  Jerusalem 

Netanyahu speaking at the event. Photo: Twitter

The name of figures in the recommendations seeking to indict Benjamin on graft charges, according to an Israeli media report, which was today dismissed by the Indian industrialist's office as "grossly incorrect" in its references about him.

In the so-called Case 1000, in which and his wife, Sara, are suspected of receiving illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors, Israeli-born and Australian resort owner James Packer, the Indian Industrialist is also said to be a part of a project that tried to push forward to help

"According to the police, the most glaring example of Netanyahu working against Israel's interests to benefit was his efforts (to) promote a free trade zone on the Israel-border, a project the sought to promote as part of his partnership with Indian Industrialist Ratan Naval Tata," reported.

The project, which police noted went against the recommendations of the defence establishment, would have generated Milchan and Tata "a huge profit," but ended up being scrapped because it would've cost the state an unreasonable amount in security expenses, the said.

Commenting on the news report, the Indian industrialist's office today told that it's "grossly incorrect in its references about Mr. Ratan N. Tata".

Last year, the Israeli media reported that Tata "testified" before the in connection to these allegation during his trip to in the end of October-November on the sidelines of a event.

A statement emailed to by Tata's office did not deny the meeting between him and the Israeli officials. But it said the reports in Israeli media on the contents of the meeting are "factually incorrect and appear to have been motivated".

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 17:55 IST
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