The verdict by Armed Forces Tribunal dismissing court martial charges against former commander PK Rath in Sukna land case raises the larger question of the need for reviewing the legal procedure in the armed forces, according to his lawyer.
The Congress Tuesday attacked the BJP government for continuing with former Indian Army chief Gen VK Singh as a central minister despite submitting an affidavit in the apex court which found fault with his decision to put current army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag under a disciplinary ban.
With the Defence Ministry recommending his name to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for approval, the Congress led UPA government may soon name Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief.
The upper house of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has summoned former Army Chief Gen VK Singh to appear in person before its privileges committee on January 9 to explain his allegations that Army had paid bribes to politicians in the state.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the unconditional apology tendered by former army chief VK Singh for his objectionable remarks on the apex court`s order in connection with a dispute over his age.
`Hang me in Lal Chowk` was the challenge thrown by National Conference MLA Aga Roohullah as the allegations of payoffs by army to politicians in Jammu and Kashmir today rocked the Legislative Assembly.
Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Wednesday said he would offer himself for an open, time-bound probe. The statement comes in the wake of remarks by former army chief Gen VK Singh that money was paid to ministers.
National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called for a CBI probe against former Army chief Gen VK Singh, who is under scanner over reports that attempts were made to topple the Jammu and Kashmir government during his tenure.
Under scanner over reports that attempts were made to topple the Jammu and Kashmir government during his tenure as Army Chief, retired Gen VK Singh on Tuesday termed such allegations as baseless and laughable.
A huge controversy erupted on Friday over allegations that an intelligence unit set up by ex-Army chief Gen V K Singh misused secret funds to try and topple the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army has requested the Defence Ministry to order a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by Gen VK Singh, suspecting it of carrying out "unauthorised operations" and financial wrongdoings.