Sukhna Land Scam: Army Chief recommends administrative action against senior Generals

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New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Monday evening recommended to initiate administrative action against Military Secretary and other senior Generals who were indicted by the Court of Inquiry (COI) in the Sukhna Army Land Scam, said sources.

Military Secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash was to retire from the service on January 31. The Defence Ministry will initiate action according to the Army Act.

Prakash was one of the eight principal staff officers (PSOs) at the Army Headquarters who acts as an advisor to the Army Chief.

Earlier, in December 2009, the Eastern Army Command chief, Lt. Gen. V.K. Singh, had recommended a summary dismissal for Prakash.

The report also recommended initiating proceedings against Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath, whose appointment as deputy chief of army staff has been scrapped by the Defence Ministry.

It was reportedly learnt that General Kapoor's action came after coming under severe pressure by the Defence Minister A K Antony.

The proceedings of the Court Martial will also be initiated against Lt. Gen P K Rath, and Maj. Gen P C Sen, who were also allegedly indicted by the CoI report.

According to top Defence Ministry Sources, "Army has been always forth coming in taking action against any wrong-doing in the services and Army Chief has recommended action against Generals implicated by Court of Inquiry."

Earlier also, Gen Kapoor earlier stated that tough actions would be initiated against any wrongdoings in the Army. (ANI)

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