Shahjahanpur: Fayyaz Khan of the Indian Army won an epic battle against the system after the Supreme Court directed the concerned authorities to re-instate him in the Army and clear him of all the charges.

He was removed from the services after his father was arrested for his alleged connection with terrorist organisations. Khan then filed a petition in the Delhi High Court, which sent a notice to the government. The case was later transferred to Army Court on December 9.

On January 25, 2010, Justice AK Mathur and Lt Col (Gen) NL Naidu of the Army Court found the dismissal of Fayyaz inappropriate and rejected it. Still, he did not get joining for a year.

In February 2011, Fayayz filed an appeal in the Supreme Court and the court, in April, directed the Army to re-instate him.

Khan from Inayatpur of Nigohi village had joined Army in 1997. During his posting in Arunachal Pradesh, his father, Reyaz Mohammad Khan, went to see him.

While returning back, Reyaz Khan was arrested by the Army officials. He was detained for two days and afterwards he was taken to 101 Area sub-area in Bagdogra. Accusing him for spying, an FIR was lodged against him in Jalpaigudi police station of Bhakti Nagar.

Afterwards he was handed over to the Jalpaigudi police and they found charges against him baseless and registered a Final Report in the case.

JPN/Bureau