Tech for FTCP Bureau, New Delhi.
Updated Tue, 17 Nov 2020 06:11 AM IST
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A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud told the petitioner colonel, 'You may have a complaint about your posting, but posting in the army is an issue on which we do not interfere. Ladakh, Andaman-Nicobar, northeastern states are difficult areas, but one has to be deployed there too.
The bench also said that we have to understand your difficulty, but we do not interfere in the posting of the army. In fact, the petitioner colonel has been transferred from Jodhpur to Andaman-Nicobar. His wife is also a colonel whose posting is in Bathinda.
Unhappy with the transfer of Andaman and Nicobar, the colonel had earlier approached the Delhi High Court, but the petition was dismissed. The High Court had asked him to go to Andaman-Nicobar and take up the work within 15 days.
During the hearing on Monday, senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the petitioner, said that his wife was in Bathinda and the distance from Bathinda to Andaman and Nicobar was more than 3500 km. He said that he also has a four and a half year old child. Kumar said that due to this transfer, voluntary retirement applications will have to be made. He said that this is harassment with the military officer. On this, the bench said that it is harsh, but one has to go to Andaman and Nicobar. Seeing the stand of the bench, the lawyer withdrew the petition.