New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has ordered a court of inquiry to investigate irregularities in the construction roads along the India -China border.  The Ministry has taken this step after finding irregularities in giving tender of 61 projects of road construction along the areas bordering China.

Defence Minister AK Antony said the officers against whom prima facie cases were found have been removed from their present assignments.

Answering to a question in the Parliament, Antony said the court of enquiry has been ordered to probe the irregularities found in the construction of roads Himachal Pradesh. Chief Technical Examiner (CTE) of the CVC has also been assigned to investigate the scam found in the Arunachal Pradesh road construction project.

The 61 road projects covering almost 3394 km of the India-China border areas was assigned to the Border Road Organisation which works under the Defence Ministry.

(JPN/Bureau)