Lt Gen P K Rath, indicted in the Sukna land scam and facing a court martial, has alleged that his seniors in the Army were trying a "frame up", though he had "no relationship" with the private realtor to whom a No Objection Certificate was issued to buy the land.
Rath, in his petition before the Delhi High court, also alleged that his superior officers had "already made up their mind to frame up", thereby vitiating the court of inquiry proceedings by sending a clear message to other officers connected with the probe.
Rath's seniors involved in the Sukna scam episode in Darjeeling are Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, who ordered action against him, Army Chief-designate Lt Gen V K Singh, who convened the court of inquiry in the case and also attached him to the Kolkata-based Eastern Command.
His plea to quash the court of inquiry and to be posted as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff that was scrapped following the Sukna scam probe, filed on Thursday, will come up for hearing on Monday.
"It is an undisputed fact that the petitioner has no relationship of any kind whatsoever with the private party interested in establishment of educational institution (near Sukna military station)," Rath said in the petition papers.
"The superior officers had already made up their mind to frame up the petitioner. It also clearly vitiated the further proceedings of the court of inquiry and sent a clear cut message to the rest of the officers connected with it," he added.