Judiciary recognises rapists age by matriculation certificate, but fails in my case: VK Singh

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 17:40

Gurgaon: Former army chief General VK Singh, who fought an age-related battle with the government prior to his retirement last year, on Saturday questioned the courts of the country on their fairness in dealing with his case.

He asked: "If the court can define the age of a rape victim on basis of his matriculation certificate, then why has the Supreme Court failed to decide my age despite checking and cross-checking my certificates."

General Singh became the first army chief in the history of independent India to drag the government to court prior to his retirement, seeking a change of date of birth in the official records that would have given him an extra ten months in service and in office.

Speaking to ANI on several issues, General Singh alleged that one will be targetted if he targets the wrong procurement and lobbies which are sucking the blood out of the Army.

"If the superior judiciary of this country can believe the matriculation certificate, and say a rapist and a murderer is a juvenile. What happens to my certificate which has been checked, rechecked and carbon-dated over a period of time. Why? Why didn`t they give a decision?" asked General Singh.

"Knowing fully well that they were not going to give a decision since people were pressurizing them and asking them not to give it. So, the controversy was created," he added.


First Published: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 17:40

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