Lt Col sacked for af­fair with 19-yr-old

DNA (Delhi) - - DNA - ab­hishek.bhalla@dnain­ Ab­hishek Bhalla

New Delhi: The Army has sacked an of­fi­cer for hav­ing an af­fair with his col­league’s 19-year-old daugh­ter, call­ing his con­duct “in­ap­pro­pri­ate,” sources said. Fol­low­ing the ac­tion against the Lt Colonel, his wife met De­fence Min­is­ter Nir­mala Sithara­man re­cently to dis­cuss the mat­ter.

“The of­fi­cer’s wife had met the Min­is­ter re­cently and the mat­ter was be­ing looked into,” sources in the De­fence Min­istry said. How­ever, it seems his wife’s plea for in­ter­ven­tion has failed, and the Army is not likely to re­verse the de­ci­sion.

The of­fi­cer in ques­tion can chal­lenge the Army’s de­ci­sion in a civil court.

Sources said the mat­ter was sen­si­tive and had se­ri­ous ram­i­fi­ca­tions. Af­ter re­view­ing the sit­u­a­tion, his ac­tions were con­sid­ered se­ri­ous in na­ture and a de­ci­sion to dis­miss him was taken at the high­est level.

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