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Eleven sexual harassment cases in armed force in last 5-yrs

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2009 14:40 hrs

Defence Minister A K Antony today informed the Rajya Sabha that in the last five years 11 cases of sexual harassment have been reported in the armed forces.

Antony said: "During the last five years, 11 cases relating to sexual harassment have been reported in the armed forces."

He said that necessary investigations have been instituted in all these cases and punishments have been awarded wherever charges have been proved.

Antony said that a Major General rank officer was also sentenced to be dismissed from the Service after trial by an Army court on charges of sexual harassment by a lady officer but the sentence has not been confirmed due to directions of Rajasthan High Court. (ANI)

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