Jammu: The Army has ordered a court of
inquiry (CoI) against three of its officers, including a
Brigadier, in connection with the milk scam in military farms
in Jammu and Kashmir.
Following complaints against three Army officers --
Deputy Director General Military Farms, New Delhi, Brig P K
Tickoo, Director Military Farm Col P Bali, Director Military
Farms, Western Command, S Kashyap -- a court of inquiry has
been ordered, Army sources said.
The CoI has been ordered by Northern Command Chief Lt Gen
B S Jaswal after internal investigation into the multi-crore
financial irregularities in supply and purchase of milk by
three military farms in Kargil, Karu (Leh) and Satwari
(Jammu), they said.
The Northern Command has fixed next week for CoI
proceeding, they said.
The Three Army officers have been asked to be present
before the CoI, headed by Chief of Staff (COS), 16 Corps,
Major Gen S Vardhan, at Nagrota based corps headquarters.
According to the complaints received, out of the
requirement of 7,800 litres of fresh milk supplied daily from
a military farm to Army units, only 4,000 litres of fresh milk
was purchased daily and rest was being prepared by milk powder
and supplied in the name of fresh milk to units, they said.