An Army court today found former Military Secretary Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash guilty on three counts in the 2008 Sukna land scam case. Following the court verdict, Lt General Prakash was dismissed from service. Yesterday, the Army completed court martial proceedings against him. The court martial was held at the 51 sub-area Army station in Narengi on the outskirts of Guwahati. General Prakash has been held guilty of misusing his position under the Army Act section 45 (conduct unbecoming of his position as an officer) and section 52 (intent to defraud). The dismissal from service with retrospective effect would mean General Avadesh Prakash will lose his rank and will not get any benefits like pension, medical facilities and provident fund. A retired officer of the Indian Army can be court martialled for offences committed while in service up to three years from his or her superannuation. General Prakash retired from service Jan 31, 2010.