Thursday, March 24, 2011

Adarsh scam: Court of inquiry indicts ex-army chiefs Deepak Kapoor, NC Vij

Headlines Today Bureau | New Delhi, March 24, 2011 | Updated 09:43 IST
An army court of inquiry (CoI) into Mumbai's Adarsh Housing Society scam has indicted former chiefs Gen Deepak Kapoor and Gen N.C. Vij.

The CoI also indicted four lieutenant generals and three major generals. The officers indicted include Lt Gen G.S. Sihota, Lt Gen P.K. Rampal, Lt Gen Shantanu Choudhry, Lt Gen Tejinder Singh, Maj Gen Ram Kanwar Hooda, Maj Gen A.R. Kumar, Major Gen V.S. Yadav and Maj Gen Tej Kishen Kaul.

The CoI found the conduct of the officers blameworthy. It said that prima facie culpability had been exposed and it was now for the CBI to probe the matter.

The army submitted its CoI report to the defence ministry last week.

In December last year, Defence Minister A.K. Antony had ordered a CBI probe to fix responsibility of the armed forces and defence estates officers in the Adarsh scam, in which a private housing society got NOC to construct a 31-storey complex on a plot in Colaba.

The plot was meant for Kargil war heroes but they did not get homes in the complex. The scam also cost then Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan his job.
Adarsh scam: Court of inquiry indicts ex-army chiefs Deepak Kapoor, NC Vij
Comment: Sad Commentary on the state of Military Affairs. Ex Servicemen need to hang their heads in shame who were primarily responsible for favouring corrupt officers when penning ACRs whilst in Service!

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