Port Blair: In the backdrop of Army Generals
facing action in the Sukna land scam, Navy Chief Admiral
Nirmal Verma on Friday said it was only the armed forces that
always took action against the corrupt, pointing out that
civilians accused in the Tehelka expose were never punished.
"You take the case of Tehelka expose. Only the armed
forces have acted tough against the corrupt. What has happened
to the civilians exposed by Tehelka? I do not hear about what
happened to them," Verma told reporters.
The navy chief was asked to react to the developments in
the Army over the No-Objection Certificate to a private
realtor for purchasing a land adjacent to the Sukna military
station near Darjeeling.
He said no armed forces chief would like "a finger to be
raised regarding impropriety" and noted that he too subscribed
to the view.
Former Military Secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash, along
with two other Lt Gens and a Maj Gen face action following an
Army probe finding them culpable in the Sukna land scam.