Gen Prakash attached to Western Command; to stay put in Delhi | delhi | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 06, 2016-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Gen Prakash attached to Western Command; to stay put in Delhi

delhi Updated: Feb 02, 2010 22:17 IST

PTI
Highlight Story

Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash, a former Military Secretary against whom court martial proceedings were initiated by the Army recently in the Sukna land scam, has been attached to the Western Command and asked to be based in Delhi till further orders.

"Lt Gen Prakash has been attached to the Western Command and asked to stay put in Delhi till further orders for summary of evidence is issued," a senior Army officer said on Tuesday.

Army's Delhi Area comes under the administrative control of the Chandimandir-based Western Command headquarters.

The orders for summary of evidence against Lt Gen Prakash would come soon when he would be again attached to any of the Army's Command Headquarters for the court martial proceedings to begin.

"The attachment of Lt Gen Prakash was necessary as he retired on January 31. Next, he would be further attached to any of the Army Command headquarters. It could be Western Command Headquarters or even Eastern Command Headquarters in Kolkata where the court of inquiry took place last year," the officer said.

Prakash was ordered to face disciplinary action leading to a court martial by Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor just two days ahead of his retirement on January 31. He is the senior most Lieutenant General to face such an action.

The disciplinary action followed Defence Minister AK Antony overturning Gen Kapoor's earlier decision to initiate a milder administrative action against Prakash.