Won`t tolerate corruption in Army: Pallam Raju

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 20:27

Jalandhar: Minister of State for Defence M M
Pallam Raju on Monday said there would be a zero tolerance towards
corruption in armed forces and all those found involved in
malpractices will be punished severely.



"Stern action will be taken against all defence officials
found involved in corruption... We will not tolerate any kind
of corruption in Army," Raju said on the sidelines of golden
jubilee ceremony of Sainik School in Kapurthala.
"Defence minister A K Antony has also shown zero tolerance
against corrupt practices in Army. Stern action has been taken
against defence officials found involved in corruption and the
probe in many cases is still underway," he said when asked
about recent cases of alleged corruption in defence forces and
indictment of 27 army officials for illegally selling
non-service weapons.
When questioned about the alleged diversion of water from
Ravi river towards India by Pakistan which has created a flood
like situation in the border areas, Raju said, "I don`t have
any information about this incident, however, we have a good
mechanism in place to deal with such situations and I am sure
the officials from both sides with resolve this issue very
soon".



PTI



First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 20:27

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