The Supreme Court has questioned the Centre over why the departmental action cannot be initiated for the misconduct against the top ranking Army officers, who have pleaded guilty and were let off with minor punishment for their involvement in the illegal sale of arms.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre why departmental action cannot be initiated for "misconduct" against top ranking Army officers, who have pleaded guilty and let off with minor punishment of reprimand and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of arms.
Two persons, one of them a B.Sc student, have been arrested for allegedly being part of an interstate gang involved in the distribution of illegal weapons with seven sophisticated firearms having been seized from the duo.
Union Finance Minister and senior
Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday voiced concern over the
recovery of huge quantities of illegal arms from some parts of
West Bengal and said it should have been recovered earlier.
In the backdrop of the killing of three youth by Army in a "fake encounter" in Macchil sector last year, J&K SHRC has stressed for a thorough probe into the possession of "unauthorised illegal weapons" lying with the army unit.