06 December, 2020

Ask No Questions

A Command chief is booted for cracking down on corruption

Jitender Gupta and Anand Sharma
Ask No Questions
outlookindia.com
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No Grease, No Palm

During his tenure in the Northern Command Lt Gen H.S. Panag ordered 120 Courts of Inquiry. Some key cases:
  • Tent scam: Inquiry and action into the "emergency" purchase of tents
  • Egg scam: Showcause notices issued to officers and men, including a Maj Gen
  • Diversion of high-altitude rations: An inquiry has been ordered.
  • Frozen meat scam: Issued a letter of displeasure to Lt Gen S.K. Dahiya
  • Pressed for a crackdown on corruption at the Army Commanders Conference

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The February 25 directive by the ministry of defence that Northern Command chief, Lt General H.S. Panag, was being transferred out to non-operational Lucknow-based Central Command was seemingly a bald statement. It was supposed to be a "routine transfer", though concerning the army's crucial Northern Command.

But sources in army headquarters told Outlook there was nothing routine about...
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