Adarsh scam: Army officer says he was intimidated
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 23:41
Mumbai: Senior Army officer Major General SS Jog on Thursday told the judicial commission probing Adarsh scam here that he had been "intimidated" by the then GOC, Major General AR Kumar, into signing a letter addressed to Mumbai Collector, which was considered as an NOC from Ministry of Defence for the construction of Adarsh Society.

Jog had yesterday deposed that he had been forced to sign this letter, in reply to Collector's query about whether Adarsh fell in Defence area.

Deposing before the two-member commission today, Jog said Kumar also yelled at him on the telephone over the issue.

Jog also said that the initial letter from Mumbai collector, dated March 20, 2000, went directly to the GOC, bypassing the usual channels."I thought Kumar was acting dishonestly," said Jog.

Kumar figures as an accused in the FIR filed by CBI in Adarsh scam case.

To a question what can be called as the Defence land, Jog replied that any land in Defence Ministry's possession would a defence land.

Jog had claimed earlier before the Commission that his letter to Collector should not have been considered as an NOC. Neither the state nor the defence counsel today asked any questions to him on this aspect.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is likely to file his affidavit tomorrow before the commission.


First Published: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 23:41

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