Siachen scam: Army served final notice to cooperate
The Army was served with a final notice to produce its officers and jawans for questioning in connection with the alleged pilferage of food and clothes meant for troops on the Siachen glacier.delhi Updated: Dec 27, 2007 01:55 IST
After allegedly failing to cooperate with the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army was served with a final notice to produce its officers and jawans for questioning in connection with the alleged pilferage of food and clothes meant for troops on the Siachen glacier.
This is the third and final notice and after this the police will approach a court for issuing non-bailable warrant against the officials besides seeking a direction to the Army for providing details about the scam, official sources said.
Defence Minister AK Antony had informed Parliament earlier this month that after an internal probe by the Army into the pilferage scam, the authorities had initiated administrative action against three officers and three junior commissioned officers.
The entire scam to light after the police found special rations meant for soldiers serving in Siachen Glaciers being sold in open market. Immediately, police wanted to question some of the officials including one in the rank of Brigadier stationed at Leh-based 14 corps.
Officials in Jammu and Kashmir Home Department said the Army top brass had assured cooperation once its inquiry was completed.
Now that their inquiry report is over, neither the report has been handed over to the police nor the officials handed over for questioning, senior officials said.