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Brigadier to face action for taking away property

First published: April 7, 2013, 11:24 PM IST | Updated: April 7, 2013
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Brigadier to face action for taking away property
Sources said a Court of Inquiry was initiated against the Brigadier for allegedly borrowing money from his subordinates.

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. Sources said that 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.

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

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