CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST TWO DEFENCE OFFICERS (NOW RETIRED) AND OTHERS FOR ALLEGED MISCONDUCT & VIOLATING TERMS OF LEASE OF DEFENCE LAND IN PUNE

Press Release
New Delhi , 01.02.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a Lt. Genl. (Now Retired) the then GOC-in-C; the then Defence Estate Officer (Now Retired), Southern Command, Pune Circle, Pune; a Pune-based Builder and others U/s 120-B, 420 IPC, 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 on receipt of a complaint from the Defence Ministry.

 

            It was alleged that both the public servants had shown favour to Pune-based Builder in the matter of property at Bungalow No.8A, Lothian Road measuring area 0.96 acres of B-3 Defence Land at Pune Cantonment and settled this matter out of court in spite of all the verdict in favour of army which was a gross misconduct on the part of public servants. The public servants had ignored existing rules & policies; violating the terms of lease, entered into by Ministry of Defence and caused pecuniary advantage to Pune-based Builder to the tune of Rs. 46 Crores(approx.) without any public interest.

 

            Searches were conducted at the residence of the then GOC-in-Chief at Fatima Nagar, Pune & the then Defence Estate Officer at Lulla Nagar, Kondhwa, Pune and office premises of Builder at Koregaon Park, Pune which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

 

            Further investigation is in progress.

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