Armed Forces Tribunal

  • Armed Forces Tribunal: Playing with fire September 8, 2014

    In an extraordinary order, the Armed Forces Tribunal has exonerated Lieutenant General PK Rath, the former General Officer Commanding the Siliguri based 33 Corps, of any wrong doing in what has been labeled by the media as the 'Sukhna Scam'. The bench, comprising Hon'ble Justice Sunil Hali and Hon'ble Air...
  • Sukna land scam: Armed forces tribunal sets aside Lt Gen PK Rath's conviction September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The armed forces tribunal has set aside Lieutenant General PK Rath's conviction and punishment in the Sukna land scam case in West Bengal on Friday. Lieutenant General Rath was previously found guilty in the scam on three counts. It was for the first time in the...
  • Jharkhand HC Chief Justice to take over as head of Armed Forces Tribunal August 1, 2013

    Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Justice Prakash Tatia is likely to take over as the next head of the Armed Forces Tribunal, which looks into the defence forces-related service matters. Justice Tatia's name has been proposed to the government as the next Chairman of the Armed Forces Tribunal to succeed...
  • 'Defence Ministry paralysing Armed Forces Tribunal' May 30, 2012

    The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Law on a Public Interest Litigation. The PIL filed by Army Reserve Officer Maj Navdeep Singh who is also the first president of the Armed Forces Tribunal Bar Association states...
  • Petition filed against Gen Singh at Chandigarh AFT February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be brewing up for Army chief General VK Singh yet again as the Chandigarh bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal is all set to hear a petition against him, filed by Major General TS Handa. Maj Gen Handa filed an appeal against Singh saying his...
  • Avadesh Prakash to face court martial in Guwahati June 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The General Court Martial (GCM) of Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash, indicted in Sukna land scam, will now take place in Guwahati instead of Manipur following his plea and the Armed Forces Tribunal has asked the Army to fix a new date for the trial, which was scheduled to...
  • Army to ask Tribunal to review decision on Kargil war July 12, 2010

    New Delhi: The Army today said it will file a review petition against the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) order to correct the records of the 1999 Kargil war following allegations by a Brigadier that the battle accounts were fudged. The petition is likely to be moved in the next couple of...
  • No relief for former Lt Gen in Sukna scam December 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The Armed Forces Tribunal on Friday turned down former military secretary Lt Gen (retired) Avdesh Prakash's plea to allow his realtor friend as a witness in the reconvened Court of Inquiry (CoI) in the Sukna land scam case. "Calling prosecution witness as defence witness is uncalled for. Prosecution witness...
  • Will India ever know the truth about Kargil? May 28, 2010

    Nearly 11 years after the Kargil war, an Armed Forces Tribunal has ruled that top commanders fudged accounts of battles in the Batalik sector during the war. The tribunal has upheld Batalik Commander Brigadier Devinder Singh's plea that his battle report was doctored by the Corp Commander Lieutenant General Kishan...
  • Kargil hero and ex-Lt General trade charges May 27, 2010

    An Armed Forces Tribunal says the history of the Kargil war must be rewritten while indicting senior officers for doctoring the war report of then Batalik Commander Brigadier Devinder Singh. Lieutenant General Kishan Pal, who headed the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, had written Singh's annual confidential report allegedly belittling his achievements by...
  • Kargil hero wins back honour, report scrapped May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The Armed Forces Tribunal has held that a former Army commander showed bias against a brigadier under whose command some of the major victories were achieved during the 1999 Kargil conflict and directed that he be considered for a notional promotion. The tribunal has asked the Army to consider...
  • Stop inquiry against Prakash till Mar 29: SC asks Army March 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Army not to go ahead with the Court of Inquiry (COI) against retired Lt General Avadhesh Prakash in Sukna land scam case till March 29. The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on a...
  • Military tribunal gives soldiers right to appeal August 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Captains R S Rathaur and A K Rana had to fight for 22 years before the Delhi High Court overturned a military court’s decision branding them as Pakistani spies. Rathaur and Rana, who were accused in the infamous Samba spying case, had no right to challenge their court martial....