Sukna court martial adjourns till July 8

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 21:48

Guwahati: The Court conducting the court
martial of Sukna land scam accused Lieutenant General
(retired) Awadesh Prakash on Wednesday examined the replies of the
defence.

The accused had earlier challenged the jurisdiction of
the court and its members, but the court had maintained its
jurisdiction and that the constitution of its members was in
order.

The court located at the 51 sub area army military
station in Narengi here then adjourned till July 8.
The proceedings were in the premiminary stage and more
than two weeks would be required to start the general court
martial, army officials said.

Prakash was held guilty by the court of inquiry last year
prior to his retirement on January 31, 2010.
The order for his court martial was given following the
intervention of Defence Minister A K Antony.

Prakash, who was the Military Secretary in former army
chief Deepak Kapoor`s office, together with Lieutenant
General P K Rath, General Ramesh Halgali and Major Genearl P C
Sen were found guilty of illegally giving land near Sukna
military station in West Bengal`s Darjeeling district to
private builders.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 21:48

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