Supreme Court maintains end of armed force officers in Samba spy case

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The Supreme Court has maintained the Centre’s choice to end administrations of armed force officers who were professedly found spying for Pakistan in 1978 in the notorious Samba spy case.

A three-judge seat headed by Justice B S Chauhan said there is no confirmation processed by the ex-officers to show that the choice to end their employments was mala fide.

“In the moment case, on examination of the connection document it is further uncovered that nitty gritty examination was led and all proof recorded were inspected by the Intelligence Department and at last the power went to the finding that maintenance of these officers were not practical in the investment and security of the State,” the seat said.

“In our perspective, sufficiency of ground can’t be addressed, especially in a situation where end request is issued by the President under the joy principle,” it said.

The summit court upset the Delhi High Court’s request of 2010 which put aside the end request of ex-officers Major SP Sharma, Captain Arun Sharma, Major Ajwani and Major R K Midha.

“We have minutely scrutinized all the records incorporating notings alongside connection index transformed by the Additional Solicitor General. On examination and investigation of every one of those materials we are of the view that the High Court has conferred a grave failure of record and there is aggregate non-requisition of psyche in recording the discoveries,” it said.

“The wellbeing and security of the nation is most importantly. The point when the President ended the administrations of guard officers, whose administration residency is at the joy of the President and such end is dependent upon material on record, then this court in activity of forces of legal survey ought to be abate in meddling with the President practicing sacred force,” the seat said.


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