Army Lt General Faces Allegations Of Sexual MisconductA top army official on Thursday faced allegations of misconduct with an officer's wife which were being investigated but the army said he has not been asked to resign. 59-year-old Lt General A K Nanda,
A top army official on Thursday faced allegations of misconduct with an officer's wife which were being investigated but the army said he has not been asked to resign.
59-year-old Lt General A K Nanda, Engineer-in-Chief, has been accused by the wife of a junior officer of molesting her during a trip to Isreal last month.
Reacting to reports of Nanda's alleged involvement in misconduct, an Army spokesman said "there are some allegations".
"Preliminary investigations show that there are a number of loopholes in the account of allegations. Further investigations are in progress.
"It is also clarified that Lt Gen A K Nanda has neither resigned nor been asked to put in his resignation. He is holding the appointment of Engineer-in-Chief," the spokesman said in a statement. Nanda and his team had gone to Israel along with their families on an official trip during which the alleged incident took place.
The woman, wife of a Colonel-rank officer, is said to have complained to the Army Chief's wife Bharti Singh, the President of the Army Wives Welfare Association, who put it up before Gen V K Singh.
Nanda had taken over as Engineer-in-Chief about a year ago. He had earlier served as the Director General of the Border Roads Organisation. Nanda was not available for comments. PTI