Indian Army General faces Court of Inquiry over corruption allegations

Indian Army General faces Court of Inquiry over corruption allegations
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NEW DELHI -Indian Army General faces Court of Inquiry over corruption allegations

Indian Army has carried out a Court of Inquiry into allegations of corruption against a senior Lieutenant General for misuse of government funds.

*"A Court of Inquiry was ordered by the Army Headquarters under a senior Lieutenant General to probe the corruption charges against the officer after complaints were received that he had misused government funds for buying equipment worth over Rs 10 lakh for personal use,"* senior government sources told ANI.

As per allegations, the officer had used government funds meant for the institutions under him for buying air conditioners, furniture and other things for his personal use in an unauthorised manner, they said.

As soon as the complaints reached the headquarters, a high-level Court of Inquiry headed by a Principal Staff Officer of Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat was ordered.

PSOs are the senior most Lt Gens in the Army posted at the headquarters for assisting the Army Chief in day-to-day functioning of the force.

Since the enquiry is against a Lt Gen, the members in it are also of the rank of Lt Gen.

New Delhi