SC to hear contempt petition against General (Retd) VK Singh

New Delhi, Oct.1 (ANI): The Supreme Court is likely to hear contempt proceedings against former army chief General VK Singh for making statements against the court's verdict on his age controversy on Tuesday.

A bench of justices R M Lodha and H L Gokhale on Monday took suo motu notice of his remarks published in the media, where he questioned the court's handling of his case.

According to reports, VK Singh had reportedly said in the interview, "If the court can define the age of a rape accused on the basis of the matriculation certificate, then why has the Supreme Court failed to decide my age despite checking and cross-checking my certificates?"

VK Singh lost his legal battle on February 10 last year in a failed attempt to prove he was a year younger than what the army records showed.

The court asked him to withdraw his petition, and said the government decision on his date of birth will apply for his service matters, which maintained his date of birth as May 10, 1950.

General V.K. Singh had written to the Government that his date of birth was May 10, 1951 and not 1950 as entered on the basis of his application when he entered the National Defence Academy and confirmed by him during his service. (ANI)

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