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EME General to head court martial against Rath

delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2010 19:17 IST

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Lieutenant General I J Singh, Commandant of Army's Electrical and Military Engineering College in Secundrabad, will head the court martial trying former 33 Corps Commander Lt Gen P K Rath in Sukna land scam.

The disciplinary action against Rath starting August 30 will be held at Shillong military station in Meghalaya and the General Court Martial (GCM) will consist of a couple of other Lieutenants General also.

Rath along with three other generals was indicted by an Army probe for issuing no objection certificates to private realtors for building educational institutions on a 70-acre piece of land adjacent to the Sukna military station in West Bengal.

After the Court of Inquiry had submitted its report, disciplinary action was recommended against Rath and former Military Secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash and administrative action was initiated against Lt Gen Ramesh Halgali and Maj Gen P K Sen.

Halgali was recently promoted as Director General, Military Training and posted to Army Headquarters here after serving as 11 Corps Commander in Jalandhar.

Summary of Evidence (SOE) against Prakash in the case is still continuing at Army's Eastern Command Headquarters in Kolkata.