Sukna Land Scam: 'Suffering from memory loss', says Lt Gen

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Avadesh Prakash
New Delhi, Sept 28: Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash, the main accused in Sukna land scam, claimed memory loss during questioning at his general court martial.

The General used the same method what Suresh Kalmadi, the former chairman of the commonwealth games organising committee did in one of his court appearances.

Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash claimed that he was suffering from memory loss, so giving proper answers for the questions were not possible. He was then taken to a hospital by the Eastern Army Command authorities and later was shifted to the command hospital in Kolkata before he was taken to New Delhi's Research and Referral hospital. A team of medical doctors examined him and declared that he was in a sound physical and mental state and was sent back to the Eastern command.

Earlier he was about to be let off by Army chief Gen Kapoor with just an administrative action, but Defence minister AK Antony intervened in the matter to make him face harsher "disciplinary action".

Lt General Prakash disregarded the security concerns and military rules to help the private builders in transferring the 71 acres of land in Chumta tea estate.

Six other officers including the lieutenant general and a major general were also involved in the Sukna case.

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