New Delhi: A retired Major General,
facing action for alleged financial bungling in procuring
equipment for UN contingents, has approached the Armed Forces
Tribunal seeking to set aside the inquiry against him, saying
rules were violated by Army during the probe.
In his petition, Maj Gen Anil Sarup-- an Ordnance
Corps officer, has contended that rules were not followed
while conducting the Court of Inquiry (COI) against him and
the charges against him were "unsubstantiated" and he was
Commenting on the plea, Army`s Senior Counsel in the
case Colonel R Balasubramanian said, "all the rules and
regulations in the case were followed during the COI and the
disciplinary proceedings are going on in the case."
The COI presided over by a Lt Gen-rank officer had
held Sarup blameworthy of financial misappropriation in the
purchase of items like clothing, accessories, generator sets
and associated equipment for a unit deploying overseas on a
United Nations mission in 2007.
The disciplinary proceedings against Sarup are still
on and the Summary of Evidence (SOE) is being held in Yol
Cantt in Himachal Pradesh.
Sarup`s attachment order for disciplinary action was
issued by the Army authorities a day before he retired on July
31 last year and they invoked Section 123 of the Army Act,
which empowers them to take action against individuals who