July 12, 2012 3:17:31 am
The CBI has sought the defence ministrys permission to question Lt Gen Jatinder Singh in the alleged recruitment racket at the National Defence Academy (NDA),after reportedly establishing a money trail connecting him and his brother to the scam.
Lt Gen Singh,who was removed as NDA commandant last week,is currently attached to Army Headquarters. The CBI is learnt to have shared details of its investigation into his alleged role with the ministry.
According to the probe,bribes of Rs 3-5 lakh were allegedly paid for jobs as C-grade staff at NDA. The CBI is also looking into the roles of other top officials.
The CBI reportedly has information of a meeting between prime accused Col Kulbir Singh,who is among those arrested,and the brother of Lt Gen Singh on June 23 at the Oberoi hotel in Mumbai. The agency has reportedly established that over Rs 4 lakh was handed over by Col Singh,who was the staff officer to Lt Gen Singh at NDA. Lt Gen Singhs brother reportedly works for a leading Indian business house.
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The CBI is also investigating a meeting in Mumbai between Col Singh and the vice-chancellor of a top university.
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