Army official shifted out of Sukna court martial
Shillong: A senior official of the Army`s
legal branch is understood to have been moved out of the
court martial in the Sukna land scam case soon after he made
observations against the charges on Lt Gen P K Rath, who has
been arraigned in the case.
Sources said after Army`s counsel in the court martial
Brigadier, T Prasad, made certain written remarks against the
charges or procedures in the case to Eastern Army Commander Lt
Gen Bikram Singh, he was posted out and replaced by another
As per the Army Rule 105, the Judge Advocate General
(JAG) is entitled to give his opinion if he finds any
irregularity in charge or procedures to the convening
Prasad was the Deputy Judge Advocate General (DJAG) at
the Jaipur-based South Western Army Command and was attached
with the Court Martial. He has now been ordered to join in
Lucknow on a short notice, sources said.
However, Army officials denied that maintained that
Brig Prasad had been shifted out because of his comments in
the case. They maintained that the Brigadier completed his
tenure in the SWAC and was posted out before the commencement
of the court martial.
In the trial, the Army will now be represented by
Brigadier Rajendra Singh, who is the DJAG at the Pune-based
The court martial proceedings in the case are
beginning here tomorrow and will be headed by EME College
Commandant Lt Gen I J Singh. He will be assisted by two other
Lt Gens also in the court martial.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Exclusive report on the extreme sacrifices made by ITBP soldiers
- Bird flu grips nation, Delhi worst affected
- I pay my tribute to martyr Naresh Pal: PM Narendra Modi
- How will the rift in Samajwadi Party affect UP politics?
- Some people are creating confusion between me and my father: Akhilesh Yadav
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- This is why Cyrus Mistry was removed as Chairman of Tata Sons!
- Prompt action on border pushes Pak to offer olive branch, says both sides need to 'formalise' 2003 ceasefire
- Read letters by Ratan Tata to PM Narendra Modi and Group employees after Cyrus Mistry's ouster
- 7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances proposes hike in HRA for central govt employees