Army chief confirms probe into Mumbai skyscraper scam

October 28th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI  

National Geographic New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has confirmed that the army is investigating the alleged role of senior officers in the multi-storeyed Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam.

Speaking on the sidelines of a function to mark the formal inauguration of a programme ‘Mission Army’ being produced by National Geographic Channel at New Delhi on Wednesday, eneral Singh said: “A lot has been published in the newspapers about it. As far as we in the Army are concerned, the investigation is on, and further, I don’t want to say anything on it because it would disrupt the inquiry.”

When specifically asked whether the army is conducting the inquiry or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), General Singh said: “See if you want to ask about CBI then you can ask the Ministry about it this we are telling you at our level.”

Defence officials have been accused of grabbing the building allotted for war widows and defence veterans in Mumbai.

The 100 metre-tall housing society complex, which is spread over an area of 6490 square metres, has reportedly violated the coastal regulation limit height of 30 metres.

The building is currently home to several top defence officials and leading politicians. (ANI)

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