Sukhna land scam: Court martial process begins

Guwahati: The general court martial proceedings against retired Lt Gen Awadesh Prakash in the Sukhna land scam on Monday commenced here.

The hearing which is expected to be extended for the next couple of days was conducted amid tight security at the 51 sub area Army military station in Narengi.

Lt Gen (retd) Prakash is facing charges for being allegedly involved in the Sukhna land scandal in Siliguri during his tenure as the 33 army core commander.

According to army sources here, several hearings will be conducted in the first such general court martial held in the military station.

The final verdict is however expected to take time as more hearings are scheduled to be held, sources said.