A police constable was remaining continuously absent from duty on grounds of health. The Superintendent of Police directed him to appear before a medical board to verify whether the constable is really sick. The constable did not appear before the medical board as per direction of Superintendent of Police. It was also found that the reasons given by the constable were false and only an excuse, initiating disciplinary proceeding. The constable was awarded major punishment. The matter went up to the apex court who justified the punishment made by the competent authority. Discuss.