With the Navy having submitted its report on the Adarsh Nagar Housing Society scam on Wednesday, the defence ministry has indicated that it would recommend "punitive action" against the culprits by November 8.
"We are studying the reports submitted by Army, Defence Estates and the Navy to collate all relevant information. We will proceed with comprehensive action against the culprits, so as to prevent such scams from occurring in the future," ministry sources said.
In its report, the Navy is understood to have raised security concerns over the 31-storey building in a military zone, thereby compromising the several sensitive installations including a naval air base nearby.
The security concerns were shared by the Army too in its report submitted last week to the ministry, sources said.
The ministry is mulling action against its personnel and society promoters, including recommending probes by CBI and Income Tax.
'CRZ norms violated'
The Maharashtra government confirmed that the tower had violated coastal regulatory norms and was technically "illegal’’. The matter will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) for further action. The report will be sent next week.