New Delhi: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the recommendation to appoint Lieutenant General Bikram Singh as the next chief of the Indian Army.
Incidentally, the petition was filed by several prominent citizens including former chief election commissioner N Gopalswami and former Navy chief admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas.
The petitioners claim that General Singh cannot be elevated as there is a pending case against him in a fake encounter case in Jammu and Kashmir.
There were also complaints that he failed to take action against officers accused of sexual harassment when he was heading a peacekeeping force in Congo....more
07:09 PM, Apr 04, 2012
New Delhi: The succession war for the Army Chief's post is getting murky with allegations of a fake encounter re-surfacing against Eastern Army Commander Lieutenant General Bikram Singh, tipped to succeed General VK Singh. The J&K High Court has served a notice to the Defence Ministry and the Omar Abdullah government after an NGO, Anhaad, filed a petition seeking details of the encounter that took place in 2001. The petitioner...
10:37 AM, Jan 11, 2012