A woman officer of the Military Intelligence Corps may be dismissed by the Army after being indicted by a probe for her alleged role in a botched-up operation in Assam two years ago.
The 3 Corps Commander has given directions for summary trial of the officer of the rank of Captain in connection with the case where the 3 Corps Intelligence Unit raided the house of a private contractor, who had filed a case of dacoity against the Army personnel involved in the raid, sources said here.
The woman officer, posted at present in Rajasthan, may be dismissed from service for her alleged role in the whole episode, they said. She has been charged with “omissions prejudicial to good order and military discipline” and not exercising proper “command and control” over the raiding party which conducted the counter-insurgency operation.
The botched-up operation was used by former Army chief Gen. V. K. Singh as the basis to issue a show-cause notice to the then 3 Corps Commander Lt.-Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag and put him under a discipline and vigilance ban. The present Army chief had revoked the decision soon after taking over and cleared the way for Suhag to take over as the Eastern Army Commander. - PTI