Woman Army officer faces corruption charges
She faces charges for alleged wrongful gains and acts prejudicial to good order and military disciplineindia Updated: Jan 29, 2007 23:28 IST
A woman Army officer, serving with the Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) branch of the force, will be tried by the General Court Martial (GCM) on alleged graft charges, official sources said in chandigarh on Monday.
Major Dimple Singla of JAG branch, attached with an Engineer Brigade at Zirakpur in Patiala district, faces charges for alleged wrongful gains and acts prejudicial to good order and military discipline, sources in the western command said.
The officer had been accused of demanding and accepting bribe from Army personnel facing court martial so as to influence the trial in their favour, they said.
After a recent Court of Inquiry (CoI), the officer was found to be taking bribes from personnel to influence the trial during the court martial proceedings of an individual, they added.
The Army headquarters had sends a communication recently to the Western command here holding opinion that the officer be tried by the GCM.
Recently, an Air Force officer Anjali Gupta was dismissed from service by a court martial held in Bangalore on charges of corruption.