Naval officer sent on leave over molestation charge

New Delhi, May 26: A senior decorated Navy officer has been sent on leave and a Board of Inquriy ordered against him after a junior woman officer accused him of molesting her twice, including once at the house of a top admiral. Navy sources said the incident happened this month.

"We are seized of the matter and a Board of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident which is likely to submit its report soon."

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"Navy has a zero tolerance policy for such issues. Appropriate action will be taken once the inquiry is completed and the report is submitted," Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma said.

Sources said the woman, a Lieutenant, has complained that her senior, a surgeon commander rank, molested her twice. Incidentally, one of the incident happened at the house of a senior Admiral.

At the time of the incident, the senior Admiral was on official duty in Viashakapatnam.

He had called for the medical team to check on his 95-year-old mother who is bed ridden. The accused doctor was awarded with Vishist Seva Medal this year.


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