Sukhna case: Supreme Court to hear Lt. Gen. Prakash's appeal

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear an appeal filed by former Military Secretary Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash in connection with the Sukhna land scam case.

The Armed Forces Tribunal had on February 22 given interim relief to Lieutenant General Prakash.he court also granted permission to Lt. General Prakash to cross-examine witnesses, who had earlier given statements against him in a Court of Inquiry.

According to Lt. Gen Prakash's lawyer, both were not present during the cross examination of the eight officers, who provided evidence against Lt. Gen. Prakash in relation to the land scam.he court also ordered the re-examination of Lt-Gen Ramesh Halgali and Maj-Gen P C Sen, who have also been indicted by the Court of Inquiry.

The tribunal directed the Court of Inquiry to submit a report within two months and said it can decide on the court martial of Lt. Gen Prakash only after receiving the Court of Inquiry report.

Earlier in January, following a direction from Defence Minister A K Antony, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor ordered for the court martial of the four senior officers after a Court of Inquiry ndicted them for misusing their positions. (ANI)

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