Army’s new vigilance unit to use Corps of Military Police personnel

The Indian Army’s new Vigilance Investigation Unit will use Corps of Military Police (CMP) personnel to conduct independent investigations into corruption allegations when instructed by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.

The Defence Ministry recently approved a new branch for vigilance, which will have the Vigilance Investigation Unit under it. The branch will function under the army chief.

The army’s field formations already have vigilance setups to investigate corruption allegations. However, issues of transparency could have arisen in the past. Officials explained that this could happen if an incident of corruption takes place in a formation and the formation itself conducts an inquiry into the matter.

Therefore, for ensuring transparency the investigation unit which will be setup at the Army Headquarters in Delhi will probe deeper into corruption allegations when directed by the army chief. Read More

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