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Sukna scam: top general found guilty, sacked

Former military secretary Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash has been stripped of his rank after a military court found him guilty in the Sukna land scam.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2011 00:47 IST
HT Correspondent

Former military secretary Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash has been stripped of his rank after a military court found him guilty in the Sukna land scam.

A general court martial in Guwahati on Saturday ordered Prakash's dismissal after finding him guilty of misusing his authority in 2008 to facilitate the transfer of a 70-acre plot near Siliguri in West Bengal to a private realtor for developing an educational institution.

Apart from loss of rank, Prakash will not get any retirement benefits if the conviction is confirmed by the Eastern Army commander - the convening authority for the court martial.

Prakash - the senior-most army officer to be court-martialled - has the option of challenging the decision before an armed forces tribunal.