Army sack lady officer for making false allegations

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New Delhi, July 11(ANI): A military court on Saturday sacked Captain Poonam Kaur on charges of disobedience and levelling false charges of physical and mental harassment on her seniors.

Last year in July, Captain Poonam Kaur of Kalka based Army Services Corps Battalion had accused her commanding officer Colnel R K Sharma, Lieutenant Ajay Chawla and Major Suraj Bhan of physically and mentally harassing her for several months.

Ten charges were levelled against Captain Poonam Kaur and the military court found her guilty of most of the charges.

A court martial will be conducted on her once the Convening Authority, the Western Command Headquarters, confirms the charges.

However, Kaur has the option of appealing against the order in a civilian court.

Earlier, Capt Poonam Kaur had claimed that the harassment was going on ever since her posting to the ASC unit in October 2007, she had also her seniors of keeping her in illegal confinement in her quarters at the military station.

She had also highlighted that her efforts to resolve the problem with the intervention of Army authorities failed, when her mother and younger brother, who were staying with her, were thrown out of the quarters and she was illegally detained there.

Denying the allegations, the Army had said that the charges levelled by Captain Kaur were baseless. (ANI)

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