Maj Gen in charge of Siachen supplies faces bribery probe - Indian Express A Major General who was in charge of all army supplies in the Northern Command has come under the scanner after he was reportedly caught red-handed while accepting a bribe from a local contractor. A court of inquiry has been ordered against the officer â€” Maj Gen V K Sharma, the Major General Army Supply Corps (MG ASC) of the Northern Command. Sources said the Northern Command received several complaints against the officer, mostly from contractors who accused him of demanding favours in return for awarding contracts. Given the serious nature of the complaints and the senior rank of the officer, an operation was carried out by Army authorities to probe the matter. According to reports, the officer was caught red-handed in a possible â€œsting operationâ€ involving a contractor. â€œA court of inquiry has been ordered into allegations of financial impropriety against Maj Gen Sharma,â€ confirmed a senior Army HQ officer, denying that the officer has been placed under detention. Maj Gen Sharma was in charge of supplies for the vital Northern Command, which has the largest number of soldiers deployed for counter insurgency and border duties. The command procures crores worth of rations and supplies for soldiers posted at the Siachen glacier, Kargil, the Kashmir valley and along the Line of Control. The quality of food supplied to soldiers in the Northern Command had also come under the scanner in 2010 after an audit report revealed that troops were getting food that is unfit for human consumption and at times is more than two years beyond the expiry date.