Maj Gen moves Tribunal, alleges he was falsely implicated
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 21:55
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 falsely implicated.

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 have retired.


First Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 21:55

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