Sukhna

  • After Sarpanch, cops rough up teachers in Punjab December 7, 2011

    Sukhna: Even before the controversy over the slapping of a female teacher by an Akali Dal Sarpanch could die, there was a face off between the teachers and the police in Punjab. Protesting teachers and villagers were roughed by the policemen at Sukhna village in Muktsar. The incident occurred when the teachers...
  • Court stays Tata's housing project in Mohali January 20, 2011

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed a multi-tower, high-rise Camelot project of the Tata Housing Development Company (THDC) coming up in Mohali in the vicinity of Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh. Since the Camelot project falls within the catchment area of the lake, an ecologically sensitive zone because of...
  • Land scams: defence minister promises cleanup January 13, 2011

    New Delhi: It has been a season of scams. Sukhna, Adarsh, Malad - the list is long and the presence of top military officials including a former army chief is only causing more embarrassment. Defence minister AK Anthony said, "After proper enquiry, we will take actions. No cover ups, no question...
  • I'm not tainted: General accused of land scam April 9, 2010

    In Devil's Advocate this week, Karan Thapar speaks to Lt General Avadesh Prakash, one of the main accused in the Sukhna cantonment land scam case. The Armed Forces Tribunal has ruled that the Court of Enquiry conducted against Lt General Prakash was unfair. Lt General Prakash, who has maintained silence...
  • Partial relief for top General in Sukhna scam case February 22, 2010

    The Armed Forces Tribunal has ordered that former Military Secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash would be allowed to cross examine witnesses again, as proper procedure was not followed. ...
  • Sukhna scam: Tribunal gives interim relief to Gen Prakash February 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The Armed Forces Tribunal on Monday gave interim relief to former Military Secretary Lieutenant General Avadhesh Prakash in the Sukhna land scam. The court granted permission to Lt General Prakash to cross-examine witnesses who earlier gave statement against him before the Court of Inquiry. According to Lt Gen Prakash's lawyer,...
  • Sukna scam: Gen gets relief, tribunal re-orders inquiry February 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The Armed Forces Tribunal on Monday gave two months to Lt General Avadesh Prakash to cross question witnesses in the Sukna land scam case. Prakash, the former military secretary, facing charges of being involved in a land scam in Sukna, West Bengal, had approached the tribunal to complain that...
  • Sukna scam: HC refuses relief to Lt Gen Rath February 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to give any relief to Lt Gen PK Rath who had challenged the initiation of court of inquiry against him in the Sukhna land scam. A division bench headed by Justice Geeta Mittal asked the Army officer to approach the Armed Forces...
  • Devil's Advocate: Army chief on Sukhna land scam April 9, 2010

    The Sukna cantonment land scam is an “individual misdemeanour” and does not reflect on the Army, insists General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of the Army Staff. Kapoor accepts that the scam has to “some extent embarrassed” the Army but assures “it will not go unpunished”. Kapoor told Karan Thapar on Devil’s...
  • Sukna scam accused alleges "frame up" by seniors February 14, 2010

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Top generals to be charged in Sukhna land scam February 9, 2010

    Kolkata: Indian Army will begin trials in the Sukhna land scam case against Lt Gen PK Rath and Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash in Kolkata. Lt Gen P Goel will be the presiding officer for the proceedings. The Army is going ahead with the proceedings even as a case is going on...
  • Sukhna scam: Tribunal seeks details of COI findings February 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The Armed Forces Tribunal on Friday issued notice to the army to produce the findings of the Court of Inquiry (COI) in the Sukna land scam and raised a number of questions over the role of Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash in the case. During the hearing by...
  • Sukhna land scam: Gen to fight court martial proceedings February 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The two army generals facing court martial proceedings in the Sukhna land deal aren’t going without a fight. A document available with CNN-IBN is Lt Gen PK Rath’s, one of the accused in the land scam, statement before the court of Inquiry that recommended his dismissal which...
  • Land scam tainted army general to face court martial January 30, 2010

    Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor has finally acted and ordered court martial proceedings against Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash...one of the men indicted in the Sukhna land scam. The General has been under pressure ever since the Defence MInister made it clear...he wanted equal action against the officers accused. ...
  • Army chief orders court martial of Lt Gen Prakash January 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor on Friday ordered a court martial of his chief advisor Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash for his involvement in a land scam in West Bengal's Sukhna cantonment. The Army chief's decision on Friday comes two days after Defence Minister A K Antony advised him...
  • Sukhna land scam: Senior Gen to face court martial January 27, 2010

    Army has acted against three of its top Generals in the Sukhna land scam. The four generals were indicted for irregularities in approving sale of military land to a private developer. Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash, the Military Secretary will face administrative action and Lt Gen PK Rath faces disciplinary...
  • Sukhna land scam: court martial of senior general January 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday recommended court martial of Lt. Gen. Awadesh Prakash for his alleged involvement in a land scam in Sukhna cantonment in West Bengal. Antony made the recommendation after Army chief General Deepak Kapoor ordered administrative action against Prakash while another officer held guilty...
  • Don't pass judgment on Army officials so soon: Kapoor December 2, 2009

    Meerut: The Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Wednesday went on the defensive on the Sukhna land scam asking the media not to prejudge senior Army officers. Interacting with the media in Meerut, General Kapoor said, "It's premature to jump into any conclusions just yet, so don't pass any judgement on...