NEW DELHI: The armed forces tribunal (AFT) on Thursday directed the government to take a decision by May 15 on the statutory complaint filed by Andaman Nicobar Command chief Vice Admiral Bimal Verma against his super session for the Navy chief’s post who thinks that his appointment has been politically played by the ruling party’s giants. The AFT said the government should communicate its decision to Vice Admiral Verma by May 17 at the latest, while setting May 20 as the next date of hearing on the matter. Vice Admiral had moved the AFT for the second time on Tuesday after the defence ministry had failed to respond to his statutory complaint within 10 days, as was reported by TOI. Earlier on April 9, the senior officer had withdrawn his petition after the AFT told him to follow due procedure by first lodging his statutory complaint with the defence ministry.
According to Admirl Bimal Verma, too much on decision from Indian courts are not expected, however, he is desirous to set a trend for high official of Indian Armed Forces, not to surrender like a goat and blindly on any of biased decisions of Indian politicians, a group of earning machines, who do not care of public and their problems once elected. Turmoil in high official in this respect is alarming because grief and melancholy has already deepened in lower ratings of Indian Armed Forces, engraving their morale and fighting courage.