Supreme Court overrules 2015 judgment which held High Courts cannot entertain Article 226 petitions against Armed Forces Tribunal orders

A three-judge bench said that irrespective of the nature of a matter, if there is a denial of a fundamental rights, jurisdictional error or error apparent, high court can exercise jurisdiction.
Armed Forces Tribunal
Armed Forces Tribunal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled its 2015 decision in Union of India v. Major General Shri Kant Sharma which had held that High Courts do not have the power to entertain petitions under Article 226 challenging orders of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) under writ jurisdiction [Union of India v Parashotam Dass].

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