Thursday, February 21, 2013

Choppergate: Defence Ministry failed to order departmental probe


New Delhi: The Defence Ministry may have quickly ordered a CBI probe on the bribery charges in the VVIP chopper deal in a damage control move but for over a year, it did not order any departmental inquiry into the matter.
After seeking reports from the Italian and the UK governments through the External Affairs ministry following media reports in February last year the Defence Ministry did not order a departmental probe in to the matter during this period, sources said on Wednesday.
Prior to a CBI probe, departmental inquiries are usually ordered to find out the seriousness of the allegations of corruption, they said.
20/02/13 PTI/Daily News & Analysis