GCM dismisses Major General for misbehaving with woman officer

The Hush Post|03: 00 pm| 1-min-read

A general court martial (GCM) on Sunday dismissed a Major General. He was facing disciplinary proceedings for allegedly misbehaving with a woman officer.

The GCM’s verdict is subject to confirmation by the Chief of Army Staff, according to a news report.

He was charged under Section 69 of the Army Act read with Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code for conduct unbecoming of an officer.

The officer, who had denied the charges against him, has the right to appeal against the verdict.

The trial had commenced near Chandigarh in June and concluded in the wee hours on Sunday.

The officer was posted in the Assam Rifles when the allegations were levelled against him. Later, he was attached to an Army formation in Ambala for disciplinary proceedings.

During proceedings, the Major General had refuted the allegations against him. He had claimed that he was a victim of a “factional feud” in the Army’s top hierarchy.

He was posted as Inspector General, Assam Rifles, Nagaland, when a Captain from Judge Advocate General’s Branch submitted a written complaint. She had alleged that he had called her to his room late in the evening for official work and misbehaved with her.

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