Army chief to take action against Generals in land scam: Antony
Army chief Deepak Kapoor will take "some disciplinary and administrative action" against the four Generals involved in a land scam in Darjeeling, Defence Minister AK Antony said today.delhi Updated: Jan 13, 2010 12:11 IST
Army chief Deepak Kapoor will take "some disciplinary and administrative action" against the four Generals involved in a land scam in Darjeeling, Defence Minister AK Antony said today.
The Ministry had received a report from the Army Chief in this regard only last night and, therefore, it was "too early" for him to comment on the action to be taken against the Generals, he told reporters on the sidelines of a CII defence seminar.
"The Defence Ministry received a report from the Army chief that he is going to launch some disciplinary and administrative proceedings against some of his colleagues, who are involved in this inquiry.At this stage, it is too early on my part to comment on this," he said here.
Refusing to be further drawn into the issue, Antony said he was yet to examine the report and as the information provided by the Army Chief was for the Defence Ministry only, it would not be possible for him to make any remarks.
"This is an information only for the Defence Ministry. I told you, I got it yesterday night only.The recommendation is for the Ministry's information only. I still have to examine it," he said.
The Army chief has initiated disciplinary proceedings against former 33 Division Commander Lt Gen P K Rath.
He has also issued show cause notices to Military Secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash, 11 Corps Commander Ramesh Halgali and Major General P Sen to take administrative action.
Defence Minister A K Antony says the Army chief will launch disciplinary proceedings against some of his colleagues
involved in the Sukhna land scam. "So, at this stage, it is too early to comment."