Radia Tapes: (20090619_173231) Jeh, Radia
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Radia is talking to a Jeh, whose identity is still not established. But apparently this conversation which is intriguing as she again expresses doubts about Brazilians contacting “them”(presumably Tatas) directly. In the Income Tax secret documents following the taping of her phones, it is mentioned that Radia herself seems to be in process of showing interest in acquiring mines in Brazil as well as in some African countries. This and a couple of other conversations with Jeh may be related to it. However, if Muthuraman, who is a senior Director of Tata Sons who is mentioned here is acting on behalf of Tatas or on his private behalf is unclear.
Radia: Jeh… hi Niira
Jeh: Hi Niira
Radia: Jeh.. Jeh waiting for that AD Baijal to return. He has returned back late..late last night. He was looking at the information,
Radia: he says that the data they have got is fairly inadequate this is not sufficient.
Radia: Ahh.. they should be in a position to look at an NDA(non-disclosure agreement?) for next week.
Radia: ahh.. today is a Friday. I.. you know.. personally do not think. I mean he was little taken back by my call because he…
Radia: he was you know we need to be pretty sure of our relationship in Brazil
Radia: and he said you know Niira once you introduced someone to us why will we bypass you…you know.
Jeh: right.. thats right
Radia: So I think he is ahh.. he is not but I think we should be careful that the Brazilians won't tell them that no we will talk directly.
Jeh: no they will not.. they will not
Radia: ya.. so then may be if you could…
Radia: if you could ensure that the Brazilians tell them that you know we are already in touch with Jeh
Radia: and I guess he is already in touch with you, they have your name now and they have your detail.
Jeh: I have spoken to him personally so he will not do…
Jeh: go with any other route so.. lets.. lets.. lets see and I mean I am trying to get a detailed presentation on this
Jeh: and as soon as I have it I will forward you.
Radia: ok.. and when are you going to Brazil?
Jeh: ah… actually I am in Guinea ah..
Radia: (laughs) ok
Jeh: on Monday and Wednesday I am in Senegal.
Jeh: I am trying to fly directly from Senegal to Brazil Thursday Friday
Jeh: You know there are no direct flights, so I am trying to charter one.
Jeh: And if I don't become successful than I might go the next week or postpone I mean I will call him here to London sometime.
Jeh: I was wondering if Muthuram would have been in London I could have invited the…
Radia: No may be I can set up a meeting accordingly and we can quickly fly across for a day
Jeh: Ya.. ya
Radia: I'll talk to Muthu. Muthu is actually.. there is a board meeting going in Tata Steel right now. He is back in Bombay.
Radia: So I am waiting for him get back. He will call me in the night I am sure you know once he is out of the meetings and all that,
Radia: but I think if you can just ensure that nobody from Brazil speaks to them,
Radia: then there shouldn't be any problem.
Radia: Look I'm pretty confident that they will not bypass it because its recommendations. I have taken it at a pretty wary of bypassing that
Radia: I don't think they will do this.
(call ends abruptly)