Army chief age row: Antony asks media to show more patience

SC questioned govt's rejection of Gen Singh's complaint and gave an option to it to 'withdraw' its order.

Written by Agencies | Kochi | Published: February 4, 2012 12:08 pm

Defence Minister A K Antony today refused to comment either on the Supreme Court ruling on Army Chief Gen V K Singh’s age row or his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue.

“My dear media friends. Please show some more patience. The matter is before the Supreme Court. So please wait”,said Antony,who was here to attend a function,when reporters sought his reaction on the matter.

The Supreme Court yesterday questioned the government’s rejection of Gen Singh’s statutory complaint and gave an option to it to “withdraw” its order,which it said “appears to be vitiated” and against the “principle of natural justice”.

Giving the government a week’s time and posting the matter for further hearing on February 10,the Court had also said there were other remedies available for Gen Singh if the government withdraws its December 30 order rejecting his Statutory Complaint that his date of birth should be treated as May 10,1951 and not a year earlier.

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