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Colonel held for harassing women officer

By Nitsi

New Delhi, Jul 27: Colonel Anurodh Mishra is charged of harassing a woman officer during their posting in Jammu and Kashmir. He is told to appear before the court-martial after"outraging the modesty".

Relating that "a false case has been foisted against him" due to personal enmity, Col Mishra had approach the armed forces tribunal to hush up the case, The Tribunal, however, rejected his plea

"These are all matters to be raised before the court martial (which is the actual trial in military proceedings) at the appropriate time", said the tribunal.

The reports of sexual harassment in the armed forces are on high rise as the case being reported just since January 2004.

In Sep 2007, major A K Lal, was dismissed by the court martial as the commander of the strategically-located 3 Infantry Division at Leh after a woman officer accused him of misbehaviour.

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