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.
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.
First Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 16:52