Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Adarsh scam: Army indicts 2 ex-chiefs Gen Deepak Kapoor and Gen N C Vij

New Delhi: An Army court of inquiry (CoI) has found two former Army chiefs, Gen Deepak Kapoor and Gen N C Vij, responsible, among several other senior army officers, responsible for the Adarsh housing society scam.
Gen Deepak Kapoor
Gen N C Vij
The CoI probing the scam, which was exposed by The Times of India, has said the conduct of several top Army officers — among them the two ex-army chiefs, four lieutenant generals and three major generals — was “blame-worthy”. This the first time that so many top army officers have been indicted by an army court.

Apart from Gen Kapoor and Gen Vij, the other officers blackballed by the CoI 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 report was recently submitted to the defence ministry. The Army has recommended that the CBI be asked to look into specific evidences established by the CoI against the officers, most of whom are retired.
Three serving officers found “blame-worthy” would face Army punishment, most likely loss of seniority, sources said. The possibility of a fullfledged court-martial is being ruled out for now.

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