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Centre should take action in Kargil scam: SC

Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 16:46

New Delhi: "It cannot go on like this," the
Supreme Court tersely told the Centre on Monday while rapping it
for not taking action against officials allegedly involved in
the multi-crore scam in the purchase of defence equipments in
1999 Kargil operations.

"We do not want to be harsh with you in the case. We have
been accommodating but it cannot go like this," the bench
headed by Justice Aftab Alam told the government.

The court`s remarks came when senior advocate Rakesh
Dwivedi, assisting the court as amicus curiae, pointed out
that the government has failed to take action against anyone
during the last 12 years after the scam was unearthed.

"We are not happy at all (with Centre`s action)," the
court observed.

Dwivedi submitted that there is lack of political will to
take action on the part of the government.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report
has noted that there were many lapses in the purchase of
defence equipments to the tune of over Rs.2,000 crore.

The court, after holding a brief hearing in the case,
adjourned the matter for November 28.


First Published: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 16:46
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