New Delhi: While the government has said that all cheques sent in the name of NSG commandos, who were involved in the 26/11 Mumbai operations, were returned, one instance indicates that cheques worth Rs 10 lakh were handed over to individual officials.
The NSG headquarters, which issued a statement on Saturday to refute charges of former commando Surender Singh, who along with activist Arvind Kejriwal, had levelled a number of allegations of financial irregularities, chronicles one such instance.
"A cheque of Rs 2.5 lakh each was disbursed by Royal Western India Turf Club in the name of only four Army personnel namely Captain A K Singh, Naik Manish Kumar, Commando Sunil Kumar Jodha, Commando Sunil Kumar Yadav," the NSG statement said without elaborating.
Sources said these cheques were directly received and distributed by the 51 Special Action Group (SAG), the counter-terror unit which conducted the said operation, and the force headquarters had no information on these.
The NSG, in the same breath, had said in today`s statement that a personal cheque of Rs 2 lakh for Surender Singh was returned to the sender.
Both the NSG and the Army, in their statements, had categorically stated that on the instruction of their nodal ministries (Home and Home), personal cheques were never taken and they were returned with an appeal that these could only be accepted if they are issued in the name of `NSG welfare fund`.