Monday, January 16, 2012

Army Chief goes to court

Gen.V.K.Singh has thought it fit and even necessary to seek legal remedy to be rid of aspersions on his integrity. It is widely perceived that he is being victimised on account of his refusal to tolerate proven corruption in the army.

It is for the Supreme Court to decide on the issue of the General's chronological age. The court may or may not agree to spend its valuable time to find the actual date of birth. It may take the view that the Supreme Court will decide only on legalities and it is for the lower courts to fish for facts.

In the normal course, people may not favour the Chief of the Army to litigate against the government. But the present days are extraordinary. The central government has covered itself with so much inglory that anyone fighting against it is deemed as a welcome crusader. Indeed the General may truly be one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like a losing case for the government. I wonder how a honest minister like Antony and legal luminaries like Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and Salman Kurshid allowed the govt to come to this pass.