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Army court sacks Major General for sexual harassment of woman officer

The Major General was charged under Section 69 of the Army Act read with Section 35 of the IPC

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

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A serving of the has been ordered to be dismissed by general court martial (GCM) on Sunday following allegations of of a

The GCM verdict came early on Sunday. The court was held in the jurisdiction of the

The verdict of the GCM is subject to confirmation by the of the Staff, sources said.

The senior officer, who has denied the charges levelled against him and has claimed that he has been made a victim of the Army's factional feud at the top level, has the right to appeal against the order.

The was charged under Section 69 of the Army Act read with Section 354 (outraging modesty of a woman by criminal force or assault) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for conduct unbecoming of an

The was posted in the North-East sector (Assam Rifles in Nagaland) with the when he was accused of sexual harassment, through a written complaint, by the Captain-rank of the branch of the Army.

The court proceedings against him started in June this year. He was attached to an Army formation in Ambala for disciplinary proceedings.

Sources said that lawyers of the will appeal against the GCM verdict.

First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 17:22 IST