Defense Ministry recommended CBI Inquiry against two top serving Generals of the Indian Army.
CBI will probe corruption charges against two top serving Generals of the Indian Army on allegations of disproportionate income and paying bribe for their promotions. These two Army officers are Major General Ashok Kumar, General Officer Commanding Kolkata sub area, and Major General SS Lamba, posted in Delhi as additional director general Ordnance.
While Kumar is from the Army Service Corps, Lamba belongs to the Army Ordnance Corps.
CBI will probe the allegation that the officers amassed wealth beyond their known sources of income.
According to India Today report both officers are decorated officers. Kumar was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Lamba was a recipient of Sena medal last year.
Both officers were being monitored from for quite some at the level of the PMO and after getting primary evidence CBI Probe ordered against them
“Corruption charges against the officers were being monitored for quite some time even at the level of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It is only after due consideration that the CBI was involved by the defence minister Manohar Parrikar,” said a source.