Sunday, April 22, 2018

22 years after court-martial, widow of (now deceased) officer gets back the honour

The Armed Forces Tribunal has set aside the conviction orders of a Colonel by a Court Martial.

The officer was earlier convicted by the Court Martial which had awarded him five years forfeiture of service for the purposes of pension. The award was however not accepted by the senior commanders who ordered a revision after which the same Court Martial directed cashiering of the officer which was later converted into dismissal.

The Armed Forces Tribunal, as per this report in The Tribune, has held that the officer who had passed the order of revision was not competent to do so and the tribunal has consequently set aside the entire Court Martial.

The officer died during the integrum and his wife would now be eligible for all benefits.

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