Fmr Army chief Kapoor’s assets under scanner

As per a report, Defence Minister AK Antony is scrutinising Gen Kapoor`s assets.

Updated: Nov 04, 2010, 11:39 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Even before the controversy about his flat in the scam-hit Adarsh Society has ebbed, questions are being raised about former Army chief Deepak Kapoor`s ``disproportionate assets``.

As per a report published in English daily Thursday, Defence Minister A K Antony is looking into the matter after Trinamool MP Ambica Banerjee in a letter to him drew his attention to the former General’s landed property.

The MP has, as per the report, listed Gen Kaoor’s assets which apart from his Adarsh flat, includes a flat in Dwarka sector 29 in Delhi, three houses in Gurgaon, and a penthouse in Lohkandwala in Mumbai.

In addition to these, Gen Kapoor also got a 448-sq-metre plot in Gurgaon allotted to him in July 2009 from chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda`s preferential quota and that too for Rs 35 lakh, which is much below the market price.
What has raised doubts further is that the former Army chief, within five months of getting the plot, wrote to the CM seeking a waiver of the clause that prevented preferential quota allottees from selling their land for five years.

However, the state government turned down the request saying that the guidelines can`t be amended.
General Kapoor had been in the news ever since the Adarsh Society scam broke. He along with another former Army chief General NC Vij and former navy chief Admiral (retired) Madhvendhra Singh have also been allotted apartments.

However, the former service chiefs have offered to give up their allotments if the building was indeed meant for widows of soldiers killed in the 1999 Kargil war.