Peeved over the impact of the plot scam on Indian Army’s image, a group of former officers have demanded a CBI inquiry into the case.
Reacting to HT’s reports, Major General (retired) Satbir Singh, vice-president of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement, said, “It is unfortunate that some officers, who are a miniscule minority, indulge in such malpractices. The Army’s training gives them highest level of a sense of discipline. But sometimes, they are influenced by external elements.”
He said only a fair probe will unravel the truth. “There should be a holistic and fair probe not only on the misuse of defence quota but other quotas as well. The probe shall be on the overall plot scams in Haryana,” he said.
Major General (retired) GD Bakshi said, “This is shameful. This malpractice has rendered eligible and deserving officers deprived of plots. Strict action should be taken against those involved.”