Congress on Monday virtually questioned the continuance of former Army chief Gen V K Singh as Union minister in the wake of the Armed Forces Tribunal making some carping comments against him in the Sukna land scam case.
Former Army commander PK Rath, who was given a clean chit by Armed Forces Tribunal in the Sukna land scam on Saturday said the verdict has vindicated his stand while ex-army chief VK Singh demanded that the government should go for appeal against the military panel's judgement.
The Defence Ministry Tuesday said it has adhered to its stand taken earlier on the issue related to imposition of Discipline and Vigilance Ban on Army Chief- designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag by the then Army Chief Gen VK Singh.
The AFT asked the government to file its reply to a petition by a senior Lt General who has challenged the promotion of two colleagues of same rank as Army Commanders while seeking his own elevation to that post.
The two officers in question are Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, who is likely to be the successor of Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh in 2014, and Western Army Commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra.
Providing relief to Major (retd) Dimple Singla, the first woman army officer to face court
martial, the local bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has acquitted her of the charge of accepting bribe.
A Major, who was dismissed for
military indiscipline during the Kargil war, Monday failed to
get any reprieve from the Armed Forces Tribunal, which
dismissed his petition challenging his court martial.
In a major setback to the
personnel indicted in the Samba spy case, the Armed Forces
Tribunal Monday dismissed their petitions as similar pleas were
already rejected by the respective high courts earlier.
The Armed Forces Tribunal today
dismissed the petition of a Lieutenant Colonel seeking
quashing of his court martial and the sentence awarded to him
for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a civilian contractor.