Navy chief evasive on whether Adarsh a security threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 21:54

New Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma
was on Wednesday evasive on whether the controversial Adarsh Housing
Society building was a security threat, saying issues such as
ownership of land and violation of environmental regulations
were also attached to it.
"There are many more issues involved in it with respect
to the very title of the land and violation of environmental
regulations," he told reporters here.

The Navy chief was asked if the building was a security
threat.

Refusing to comment on Environment Ministry`s
recommendation to demolish the scam-tainted building for
violating coastal regulations, Verma said, "These are issues
under the purview of court and civil administration."
The 31-storey building in the upmarket Colaba area is
allegedly constructed on defence land and has been termed as a
security threat by the Western Naval Commander also.

A CBI probe is already under progress and it is looking
at the role of senior retired and serving officers, including
three former Services chiefs.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 21:54
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