A former army man has moved the Bombay high court (HC) over non-payment of pension and other benefits. The petitioner, Hindurao Jagannath Ingale, says he fought the 1971 war and has received many medals for bravery.
He sustained severe injuries because of bullet shots during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. He developed a disease of bones and lives with six screws in his legs and is virtually immobile and physically handicapped, the petition says. Ingale is also the father of a mentally handicapped boy, it claims.
According to the relevant Pension Regulations, army personnel who have to leave the service on account of disability that can be attributed to military service are entitled to disability pension, the petition says.
He was injured in 1971, but continued to serve till 1975 and has not received the pension since then, Ingale has claimed.
He is also entitled to pension under the Entitlement Rules for Casualty Pensionary Awards, which he has not yet received. According to a government resolution of 1971, he is also entitled to 10 acres of agricultural land, which he hasn’t received as yet, the petition says.
Ingale has asked for the payment of pension and the allotment of land. The matter will come up for hearing soon.