Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday confirmed that a Major General was dismissed from service in connection with a sexual harassment case.
“Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has confirmed the sentence awarded to the officer. The decision of the Chief of Army Staff was intimated to the Major General by the 2 Corps Commander Lt Gen MJS Kahlon today in Ambala,” Army officials told ANI.
As per the orders issued in this regard, the confirmation of the sentence was signed by the Army Chief in July itself. Earlier, an Army General Court Martial (GCM) on December 23 last year had recommended dismissal of the Major General from service in the sexual harassment.
The court-martial had recommended the dismissal of the officer from service after he was charged under section 354A of the IPC and Army Act 45 which is related to unbecoming conduct of officers in the force.
As per the Army rules, the recommendation of the GCM is sent to higher authorities for confirmation. The higher authority has the powers to even change the sentence.