Bombay High Court quashes suicide abetment case against scribe, war vet
| Friday | 19th April, 2019
BackgroundAggarwal and Kargil war veteran Deepchand Singh for the suicide of a jawan after a sting expose highlighting the prevalent “sahayak system” in the Army
Earlier, the court had seen the sting operation in their chamber.
A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati Dangre while allowing the petition filed by the two accused said "The sting operation is not against national interest and cannot be termed as spying.
The Indian Army had approached the high court after two years of filing the plea seeking to intervene in the case, arguing that its image was tarnished because of the sting operation carried out by Agarwal.
On March 27, 2017, a police station in Nashik had booked Aggarwal and ex-military man and Kargil war veteran Deepchand Singh for the suicide of a jawan after a sting expose highlighting the prevalent "sahayak system" in the Army.
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