MoD Orders Shifting of NDA Commandant

The money trail in the cash-for-jobs case at the prestigious defence training institute, the National Defence Academy, has reached former commandant Lieutenant General Jatinder Singh. The Lt General will be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case.

Sources say that the CBI may seek clarifications from the Lt General who was recently removed as Commandant of NDA, Pune. Sources say the CBI is pursuing leads that money may have changed hands at the level of the Lt General to allegedly benefit his brother.

On June 24, the CBI arrested two Colonels and five others for taking bribes to ensure jobs as cooks, gardeners and lab attendants. The accused allegedly took bribe for jobs and the CBI claims to have recovered Rs 1.76 crore from different locations in connection with the case.

Among those arrested were Colonel Kulbir Singh, staff officer to Lt Gen Jatinder Singh, NDA employee Ramesh Gaikwad, Bal Kishen Kanojia – who runs a food stall in Pune, his employee Vishnu Sharma and two alleged touts Manoj Sheetal Kar and Dattatre Sheetal Kar.

Col Singh, who belongs to the Guards regiment, was arrested from the Colaba military station.

(IBN 12JUL12)

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