21 army officers allotted Adarsh flats: Antony

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 10:56 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IBNS) Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said as many as 21 army officers,instead of families of the Kargil martyrs, were allotted flats at Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society in Mumbai.

"Defence land is not being allotted to individuals/societies for construction of house for services/ex-service personnel. However, the State Government of Maharashtra had allotted land at Colaba, Mumbai measuring about 3824 square meters, which was in possession of Army since long, to Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society," Antony said in the Lok Sabha.

"Allegations with regard to allotment of land to Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society, Mumbai were entrusted to CBI by the Government for thorough investigation. After investigation a charge sheet has been filed against certain persons."

"Twenty-One serving/retired Army officers were allotted flats in the Adarsh Housing Society," he said.

The 30-storey apartment, housing many top level defence officials, was built on a disputed army land at Colaba and it is alleged that the flats meant for the families of the Kargil martyrs were allotted to top defence officials and kins of politicians.

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