AFT upholds dismissal of IAF officer for having extramarital affair with subordinate’s wife

Written by Man Aman Singh Chinna | Chandigarh | Updated: September 18, 2018 9:32:22 pm

The case dates back to 2012 when the officer was posted as Commanding officer of 29 Equipment Depot (ED), IAF, Kanpur where he engaged in an extramarital relationship with one of his subordinate officer’s wife. (representational image)

The principal bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) at New Delhi has upheld the dismissal of a Group Captain of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for having extramarital relationship with the wife of a subordinate.

Dismissing the petition of ex-Group Capt JK Pandey on September 17, the bench of Justice Virender Singh (retd) and Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra (retd), has said that the records amply indicate that the petitioner had an inappropriate relationship with the wife of an officer who was working under him in his unit. “Such a relationship, in the armed forces is taboo and against the ethos and norms of the sacred principles of camaraderie and soldiering. We do not wish to go any further on this subject, suffice to say that such a misdemeanour in the armed forces needs a quick and effective
retribution,” the bench said.

The case dates back to 2012 when the officer was posted as Commanding officer of 29 Equipment Depot (ED), IAF, Kanpur where he…

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