Ministry of Defence had handed over the investigation of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and consequently, CBI had registered a case vide RC No.6(A)/11, dated 29.1.2011 against 13 persons including Officers of Defence Estate Office, Mumbai, Army, Government of Maharashtra and certain private persons. Charge-sheet has been filed by CBI on 4.7.2012 in the Court of Special Judge, Mumbai. Army Officers listed in the charge-sheet filed by the CBI are, namely, Maj. Gen.(Retd) T.K. Kaul; Maj. Gen. (Retd) A.R. Kumar; Brig. (Retd) M.M. Wanchu; Brig. (Retd.) T.K. Sinha; and Col.(Retd) R.K. Bakshi.
The Matter is presently sub-judice.
Defence land records, as available in Military Land Registers (MLRs) and General Land Registers (GLRs), have been computerized and updated from time to time. Two projects, one on Digitization of land records and the other on Survey of Defence land using modern technology have been undertaken. The guidelines for issuing No Objection Certificates for construction of buildings on lands adjoining Defence lands and instructions regarding ceding of possession of defence land have been issued. Audit of Defence lands is carried out from time to time.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri C. Rajendranin Lok Sabha today.