Brigadier to face disciplinary action for allegedly taking away property from his official house

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 07, 2013 16:53 hrs

New Delhi: An Army Brigadier will face disciplinary action after he was indicted by a Court of Inquiry (CoI) for allegedly borrowing money from his subordinates and taking away property from his official residence during his posting in Sikkim.

A CoI was initiated against Brigadier LI Singh for allegedly borrowing money from wet canteen contractors of units and from subordinate officers and it has recommended disciplinary action against him, sources told PTI in Delhi.

The officer has been ordered to be attached to the Binagudi-based 20 Mountain Division for further disciplinary proceedings which may also include facing a General Court Martial (GCM), they said.

It is also alleged that he has taken away official property of Flag Staff House prior to relinquishing the appointment as the commander of the Sikkim-based 164 Mountain Brigade.

The CoI is being held under the Eastern Army Command which is headed by Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag.

Brig LI Singh, sources said, was involved in the process of issuing show cause notices to Lt Gen Suhag for alleged botched up intelligence operation in Assam during former Army Chief Gen V K Singh's tenure.

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