Monday, October 25, 2010

Ration scam Lt Gen moves AFT for bail

Lt Gen SK Sahni, the first officer of the rank of lieutenant general to face court martial proceedings for alleged professional impropriety, has moved the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) challenging his trial and seeking release from close arrest on bail. Taking up his petition, the AFT's Chandigarh Bench, comprising of Justice Ghanshyam Prashad and Lt Gen HS Panag issued notices to the Union of India for November 1 to hear arguments on his application for bail. The Tribunal has fixed December 15 for hearing of the case challenging his court martial. General Sahni, who retired as Director General Supplies and Transport, has sought release from close arrest so that he can continue his medical treatment, besides contending that these were no cases for his absconding or tampering with the evidence. He has also claimed that his trial has come time-barred.

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