If sources are to be believed, Lt Gen Avadhesh Prakash (right
), Military Secretary at Army HQ will soon be shunted from office and replaced. As you've no doubt seen in reports, his name has come out at the top of a culpability list drawn up by an inquiry into a shameful land scam in North Bengal. The charges are that he freely facilitated the transfer of sensitive defence land to dubious developers in exchange for post-retirement benefits. The Army yesterday put out a tepid statement saying that all action will be taken "in accordance with military law" (as though they have a choice in the matter!), but it is understood that the hammer will fall quite soon on General Prakash. A replacement, incidentally, has already been unofficially notified.
Labels: Army, Controversy, Personalities