New Delhi: The Armed Forces Tribunal has
allowed the Army to continue disciplinary action against a
retired Lieutenant General, who was indicted by a Court of
Inquiry on charges of irregularities in purchase of dry
rations for troops.
Lt Gen S K Sahni, a former director general of the
Army Supply Corps (ASC), had approached the Tribunal on June 4
to seek quashing the disciplinary proceedings against him by
the Army saying he was not given opportunity to defend himself
during the CoI.
Asking Sahni to report to the Summary of Evidence
proceedings against him at the 11 Corps Headquarters in
Jalandhar, the Tribunal asked Sahni to raise his issues before
the Army authorities there.
Sahni was earlier given partial relief by the Tribunal
in the case by asking the Army to reinvestigate his role in
the alleged scam.
The former ASC chief is the first Lt Gen against whom
the Army had recommended disciplinary proceedings in a case of
corruption in 2007.
In February this year, Army had recommended disciplinary
action against two Lt Gens including former Military Secretary
Avadesh Prakash and former 33 Corps Commander P K Rath after
they were indicted by a probe for their roles in the Sukna