Supreme Court rules that when Armed Forces Tribunal Act provides for an appellate remedy, High Courts should not entertain A. 226 writ petitions

Murali Krishnan March 15 2015

Earlier last week, the Supreme Court ruled that when the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007 (Act) expressly provides for an appellate remedy, aggrieved military personnel cannot move High Courts under Article 226 against the ruling of the Armed Force Tribunal (Tribunal).

The judgment was delivered by a Division Bench comprising Justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and NV Ramana in a batch of appeals - some filed by military personnel and some by the Central government against the judgments of various High Courts.

The disputes pertained to . . .

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