HC relief for Armyman tried twice for same offence

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed, till further orders, disciplinary proceedings initiated for a second time against an Armyman after it was contended that he had been tried and sentenced by a court martial for the same offence earlier.

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Chandigarh, May 17

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed, till further orders, disciplinary proceedings initiated for a second time against an Armyman after it was contended that he had been tried and sentenced by a court martial for the same offence earlier.

Justice Fatehdeep Singh today observed that the petitioner, Munish Kumar, was tried under military law on the basis of a chargesheet dated Decmeber 12, 2014, leading to sentence by a summary court martial. Again the impugned chargesheet dated May 12, 2016, on the same very allegations has been issued. The Summary Court Martial, which had held the petitioner, a naik posted to an artillery regiment, guilty for allegedly using criminal force on a person subordinate to him, had ordered that he be reduced to the ranks.

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