MP High Court dismisses PIL against Army Chief

MP High Court has dismissed a PIL which demanded that Army Chief Gen VK Singh should not get "post-retirement rehabilitation".

Updated: Apr 17, 2012, 16:52 PM IST

Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed a PIL which demanded that Army Chief General V K Singh should not get "post-retirement rehabilitation" in view of the recent controversies.

Dismissing the PIL, division bench of Justices Ajit Singh and R S Jha said the issue did not come in the court`s purview. The court also said that petitioner failed to prove how the acts of the Army Chief had damaged the reputation of the force.

The PIL, filed by Bhopal-based RTI activist, V K Naswa, referred to recent controversies, including the one related to Singh`s age, alleged bribe offer made to him in Tetra truck deal, and the leak of Singh`s letter to the Prime Minister, and stated that these had sullied Army`s image.
Therefore, the court should direct that no "post-retirement rehabilitation" should be done in his case, such as appointment as Governor, etc, it said.
PTI