New Delhi: A public interest litigation filed by the Grenadiers Association was dismissed by the Supreme Court on Friday with the bench clarifying that this action will not affect the writ petition which was filed personally by Army Chief General V. K. Singh.
Earlier this week, General Singh moved the apex court over a controversy surrounding his date of birth since it determines his tenure in office. Singh later said he was not moving the court to protect his tenure, but was doing so for the sake of his integrity.
Chief justice s. h. Kapadia’s bench dismissed the petition observing ”we make no express opinion on facts”.
Mint’s Aman Malik says that while the Supreme Court has thrown out a PIL supporting Army chief V.K. Singh on the age row, it has made it clear this does not affect the general’s own case, which is up for hearing
The court reasoned that since the army chief himself was before it, this PIL on the same issue was ”not maintainable”.