Decorated naval officer sent on leave over molestation charge

New Delhi: A senior decorated Navy officer has been sent on leave and a Board of Inquiry ordered against him after a junior woman officer accused him of molesting her twice, including once at the house of a top admiral.

Senior naval officer in the dock. Reuters

Senior naval officer in the dock. Reuters

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.

"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 DK 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 Vishakapatnam.

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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Updated Date: May 25, 2016 22:34:22 IST

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