`No order yet on Lt Gen Jatindar`s transfer`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 13:14

Pune: A National Defence Academy (NDA) spokesman Thursday said it had not received any official communication "so far" regarding immediate transfer of Academy commandant Lt Gen Jatindar Singh, ordered by Defence Minister AK Antony.

"No official communication from Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been received at NDA in this regard so far", Lt Commander G Girish, PRO NDA said here.

Asked as to who is holding the charge at the Khadakwasla based Academy, embroiled in a bribery scam, he said "the status quo continues till we get official orders."

A release issued by MoD in Delhi yesterday said, "Defence minister A K Antony has ordered that Lt Gen Jatinder Singh, Commandant NDA, be immediately shifted from the Academy. This is with the view to ensure a free and fair investigation in the alleged bribery racket in the recruitment of Group C posts in NDA, Khadakwasla."

The CBI-ACB has arrested Col Kulbir Singh, staff officer to the NDA commandant, Col Anil Kumar Singh presiding officer of NDA`s recruitment board and a few others in connection with the alleged scam that was unearthed on June 25.

Jatindar Singh had assumed charge of the premiere defence academy on January 1, 2011.

The NDA sources said training activities of the cadets of the 128th batch of the Academy were being carried out as usual.


First Published: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 13:14

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