Army steadfast behind officers who have conducted operations in J&K, northeast: Gen Rawat

NEW DELHI, SEP 4: The Armed forces and the Defence Ministry are steadfastly behind all officers who have conducted operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the north east, Army Chief Bipin Rawat said Tuesday. His comments come in the backdrop of nearly 700 Army officers and soldiers approaching the Supreme Court against alleged dilution of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, also known as AFSPA.
Sources said that if officials lose the case, it will be a major embarrassment. They said that the Army Chief, during an interaction with officers last week, had disapproved of the Army personnel approaching the Apex Court. When asked about this, Rawat declined to comment, saying that the matter was sub-judice. “This case is sub-judice and I would not like to speak on that,” he told reporters in response to a question.