Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sand for RDX scam: Army says investigation finds no military intelligence

The Indian Army today said that its premilinary investigation has not found the role of military intelligence or its personnel in the 'sand for RDX' scam. Some army officials of Northern and Western Commands were embroiled in a controversy where a "source" and an ex-army personnel allegedly in conspiracy with the military intelligence officials planted sand and passed it off as deadly RDXexplosives to earn cash rewards. "Preliminary investigation was carried outthe moment initial media reports appeared ten days ago. No involvement ofmilitary intelligence or army personnel has come to light.

The role ofmilitary intelligence personnel, in this case, was limited to providing timely inputs to police authorities," defence spokesperson in Jammu, Lieutenant Colonel Biplab Nath said. The nexus emerged when police recovered a consignment of apple boxes near MLA's hostel in Jammu in which acavity had been created to store a black material which was being passed offas explosives. The boxes had detonators attached to it, triggering panic on October 8. PTI

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