Antony sticks to his stand: Adarsh a security threat
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Differing with former Army chief General Deepak Kapoor's deposition before the judicial commission probing alleged irregularities in the Adarsh building, Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday reiterated that it was a threat to security.
He also differed with the commission report that Adarsh building was not on Defence land.
Antony said what the former Army chief said was his personal view.
"Whatever he said was his personal view. But the Defence Ministry and the Indian Army are very clear and very categorical that it's our possession, our land, (our) security threat and we have already communicated to the court in writing."
He was addressing the media on the sidelines of the commissioning of the third indigenously designed stealth frigate of the Shivalik Class, INS Sahyadri, in Mumbai.
The former Army chief in his submission on Thursday had said he did not feel that the residential building was a security threat as there were other structures with similar heights in proximity to the defence area.
The MoD had explained its position to a bench of the High Court in a petition on April 30, seeking demolition of the structure on the very same grounds.
"We have informed the court of the matter. Our petition has everything," Antony said.
Answering a query on the CBI probe, Antony said, "We stand by our position and feel that the CBI has every right to inquire into the whole matter."
The CBI has filed a chargesheet in the case , the state government has been saying the agency did not have the right to investigate the matter.
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