Court Martial

  • Omar to meet PM over Army acquitting accused in Pathribal encounter January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is of the opinion that the acquittal of five army men in the Pathribal encounter case has put the Indian Army's goodwill at stake. He spoke to CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar and expressed his displeasure with the Army's investigations into the case. Below...
  • Machchil encounter: Congress welcomes court martial proceedings December 26, 2013

    The Congress, on Thursday, welcomed the court martial proceedings against six army personnel for their alleged involvement in 2010 Machchil fake encounter case, and said it would go a long way to further strengthen discipline in the armed forces. "I welcome the decision to institute a court martial against the army...
  • Machchil Fake encounter: Court martial against 2 officers, 4 Army men December 25, 2013

    Srinagar: The Army has ordered disciplinary proceedings against two officers including a Colonel and a Major as well as four others for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machchil fake encounter case that had triggered a two month-long agitation in the Kashmir Valley. Sources said those who will face proceedings...
  • IAF sacks Wing Commander over bribery charges July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: IAF has dismissed a Wing Commander who was allegedly caught demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from officials of a French defence firm at the Aero India show in Bangalore in 2011. Wing Commander A K Thakur was dismissed after a General Court Martial found him guilty of seeking...
  • US Marine captain to face court martial over urination video May 14, 2013

    Washington: A US Marine officer will be court martialed for his alleged role in the scandal sparked by a 2011 video that showed American soldiers urinating on the corpse of a Taliban fighter. Captain James V Clement will be tried at a special court-martial for his alleged misconduct during a...
  • Pathribal encounter: Army asks dead to depose October 8, 2012

    Srinagar: The Indian Army is under fire for summoning dead persons in the probe into the Pathribal encounter that took place in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir in March 2000. The families of the victims are shocked at the callousness. They demand that the trial court be shifted...
  • Sukna scam: Lt Gen Prakash found guilty, sacked December 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Military Secretary Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash has become the first Lt General to be dismissed from service after he was found guilty on three out of four charges in the Sukna land scam. Lieutenant General Prakash was dismissed after the General Court Martial in Guwahati delivered its...
  • Anjali suicide: Group Capt Amit Gupta suspended September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Group Captain Amit Gupta was suspended on Wednesday from service by the Indian Air Force after he was arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of former officer Anjali Gupta. "The officer, who is currently posted at Nagpur air base, has been suspended under the Air Force Act after...
  • Court martialled IAF officer commits suicide September 11, 2011

    Bhopal: Ex-Indian Air Force officer Anjali Gupta committed suicide in Bhopal by hanging herself at a relatives residence. She was the first woman officer to be court martialled by the Air force. Anjali was dismissed from service after being found guilty of seven charges including insubordination and indiscipline. She had alleged...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Lanka army chief held guilty of corruption September 17, 2010

    Colombo: Already stripped off his military rank and medals, former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was on Friday held guilty of corruption charges by a second court martial and sentenced to a prison term of three years. Now an opposition lawmaker, Fonseka, who led Sri Lankan Army to a spectacular...
  • Media leaks hurting my image: Avdesh Prakash December 3, 2011

    Retd Lt Gen alleges that South Block was responsible for selective leaks to media in Sukna land scam case....
  • Woman officer court martialed for corruption March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Major Dimple Singla becomes the first woman army officer to be court martialed for corruption. Singla, a judge advocate general, has been sentenced to one year of rigorous imprisonment for allegedly accepting Rs 10,000 bribe favouring an accused during his general court martial. This is the first time a...
  • 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...
  • Lankan ex-army chief could face court martial February 8, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's defeated presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka could face a military court on charges of conspiring to overthrow the government and plotting to kill President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a report said on Sunday. The Rajapaksa-led government, which alleged soon after the presidential poll verdict that the former military chief had...
  • 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. ...
  • 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....
  • Delhi HC stays Lt Gen's court martial November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the initiation of court martial proceedings against retired Lt Gen S K Sahni for alleged corruption during procurement of food items for troops fighting insurgency in J-K four years ago. The interim order was passed hours after the Army decided to...
  • Lt Gen to face court martial November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: A lieutenant general will face a court martial on November 26 for alleged irregularities in procuring ration for the troops in 2005, a senior official said on Friday. Lieutenant general is the second highest rank in the Indian Army, and this is the first time that such a...
  • Lady Army officer on trial, a first April 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The first ever trial of a lady Army officer has begun near Chandigarh. The officer - Major Dimple Singla - allegedly demanded and accepted bribe from an Army personnel facing court martial so as to influence the trial in their favour. She has also been accused of illegal gains...
  • Woman Army officer faces court martial June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: A woman Army officer in Punjab is facing charges for alleged illegal gains and acts damaging to the order and the discipline of the military. Major Dimple Singla of Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) branch of the force will be tried by the General Court Martial (GCM) on alleged...
  • IAF medico punished for harassment September 7, 2006

    Chandigarh: A lady medical officer with the Air Force has been found guilty of abetting the suicide of her junior who had accused her of harassment. Squadron Leader Dr Priya Jairaj. Jairaj was tried on the charge of abetment of suicide under the provisions of the Air Force Act and the...