Further action against naval officers to be based on CBI probe: Navy on corruption case

New Delhi (NVI): Two days after the Central Bureau of Investigation booked four naval officers for generating fake bills, the Indian Navy today said that further action in this regard will be taken based on the findings of the CBI Inquiry.

“As per certain reports in the media, naval officers have been ‘booked’ by CBI in a fraudulent bills case. Navy follows a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy in such issues. It is for information that the case is at a preliminary stage of the investigation,” the Navy spokesperson said in a tweet.

The investigating agency has booked the four navy officers and 14 others for allegedly submitting fake bills worth Rs 6.76 crore for purported supply of IT hardware to the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

“The FIR registered on 21 Jul 20 indicates the likelihood of misuse of the FIS computer at HQWNC by the fraudsters in connivance with few officials of CDA Navy and some vendors. Culpability of the individuals is yet to be established,” the Navy said in a series of tweets.