Army Chief General VK Singh has ratified a court martial’s decision to dismiss former military secretary Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash from service, after he was found guilty by an Army court in the Sukna land scam case.
The dismissal means that he will not get any benefits, like pension, and will not be entitled to use Army rank or any privilege attached with military service.
Lieutenant General Prakash is the senior-most officer to have been awarded this punishment by the Army. The Army Chief confirmed the sentence awarded to the former Military Secretary by a General Court Martial (GCM) in December last year. The decision was taken by General VK Singh on May 21, ten days before his retirement from service, sources told.