Sunday, May 29, 2016

Double jeopardy?

Is this double jeopardy, or the consequence of a successful appeal?

The Indian Express reports:
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday stayed proceedings of issuing a fresh charge sheet against an Army Naik for using criminal force against his superior. The court noted that Army Naik Munish Kumar (technical assistant), of 153 Medium Regiment, has been issued fresh charge sheet for which he had already been tried earlier under the military law. . . .
It was also submitted that the petitioner challenged the outcome of the Summary Court Martial before Chief of the Army Staff and after a long period he received reply dated January 25 that the Summary Court Martial proceedings dated December 6, 2014, have been set aside during the review and that a fresh trial is being conducted under HQ Western Command as the unit of the petitioner has been moved to a new location.

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