IAF pilot dismissed for assaulting senior, stealing TV remotes from officers’ mess

The IAF officer has challenged the sentence of the GCM in a military court in Delhi, filing an appeal against his conviction. He was granted bail by the Delhi court after having signed a personal bond of  Rs 25,000.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 13, 2017 10:22 am
IAF officer, IAF officer fired, IAF officer dismissed, IAF pilot dismissed The dismissed transport pilot flew Antonov-32 cargo plane before being confined to the ground service due to a knee injury. Representational Image. (Source: AP Photo/File)

An Indian Air Force pilot has been dismissed from service and sentenced to two years in jail after being convicted by a general court martial (GCM) under various charges including assault on his superiors, refusal to eat food and having stolen remote controls from the officers’ mess, Mail Today has reported.

The young flight lieutenant has challenged the sentence of the GCM in a military court in Delhi. He was granted bail by the Delhi court after having signed a personal bond of Rs 25,000. “We suspend the sentence of the applicant and enlarge him on bail on furnishing personal bond for a sum of Rs 25,000,” Mail Today quoted Justice VK Shali, head of armed forces tribunal bench, as saying.

In his plea before the tribunal, the IAF officer requested for bail and suspension of his sentence as he has already completed more than nine months in custody during trial. The military court has asked the officer to surrender his passport to the tribunal and restricted him from visiting any air force base or residential complex while he stays in Delhi or out of station.

“Around 20 charges were levelled against the officer in the GCM where he was found guilty on some of the charges. He was awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment but that has been reduced to two years by the service,” an Indian Air Force officer said

The dismissed transport pilot flew Antonov-32 cargo plane before being confined to the ground service due to a knee injury which he suffered during a sports event in 2013. The officer was a winner of gold medal for the IAF in a national shooting championship.

He had accused his superiors of harassment and claimed that he did not receive the right treatment at the hands of his superiors and was victimised ever since being grounded. After his failure to recover, he was declared permanently unfit to fly a transport on aircraft on April 21, 2016.

 

 

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    Rohit Sikarwar
    Jun 14, 2017 at 8:12 pm
    tv remote stealing lol
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      Jana
      Jun 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm
      Why is it becoming so very, very important to report the dismissal of an air force person NOW...are you trying to create an illusion that all is not well in the forces, the defence people are corrupt and immoral...if the Indian forces fail, the first to fall will be press you dim wit... do you the mullahs are going to give you a free hand... what the media is attempting is dangerous and diabolic... it doesn't augur well for indian people...if you continue with this diabolic reporting, people will come out and get you, don't under estimate the Indian psyche...
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        M pandey
        Jun 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm
        Why it is not so important. Civilians must care for Air warriors who are being thrown out or can not leave the service. Here egoistic officers always bother about their selves. Rules are like british era. Airmen can not enter in officers mess. They can not leave service even after clearing any exam before putting 20 years of service or besides any family problem. This month they have restricted right to do civil study like graduation. Airmen have to do personal jobs of seniors. Less pay are being increased(only 2.57 whereas officers 2.87 ) and one third of military service pay which must be equal. Is this justice. After all this harassment they can not go in media. But why you people will bother.
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          M pandey
          Jun 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm
          Why it is not so important. Civilians must care for the Air warriors who are being thrown out from the service and can't leave the service. Here Officers are very arrogant and egoistic. They can go upto any extent. Rules which are being implemented are also of British era. Airmen can't enter in the Officer's Mess. They can't leave the service before putting 20 years of service even after clearing any exam or any family problem. This month IAF officers has restricted right to do civil study like graduation. They have asked for unequal pay hike (2.57 for Airmen and 2.87 for Officers) and military service pay. After this all kind of harassment Air warriors can't go in media. But why you people will bother.
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          Virendra pratap vikram
          Jun 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm
          i want to become an officer in air force
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            Vijay
            Jun 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm
            Indiscipline in air force should not be tolerated. Our armed forces are the only place where discipline is maintained.
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              Deep Salam
              Jun 14, 2017 at 8:23 am
              When rest of India is indisciplined, corrupt and looters, why try to castigate Armed Forces as disciplined Force, they are part and parcel of corrupt Indian society. In India one has to be corrupt, I disciplined and a looter goon to survive, why be partisan and deprive the fauj...???
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                Rahul
                Jun 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm
                He is not indisciplined .he has point to prove
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                Pradeep Chaturvedi
                Jun 13, 2017 at 1:41 pm
                INDIANS are genetically JEALOUS type. Harassing others is inhumane give him a fair trial let truth prevail. Most of the bureaucrats are IC in nature cannot tolerate highly-talented young staff .IA.S. I.P.S. I.R.S. also are arrogant inhumane animal blood flows in their veins no milk of human kindness Indians are worst administrators on planet earth this is not even Third-World country S of the Epic Era
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                  Shyamal Ganguly
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm
                  If its too hot in the kitchen then get out. Don't fight with other chefs.
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                  S/Major/Hony Lt
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm
                  This happens in the forces. If you become noted figure then seniors and rules will be against you. One becomes judge to his own cause. In forces charges are concocted. The Flt Lt will win the case in civil.
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                    Joe
                    Jun 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm
                    There will be some other story.. Defence service work on a simple principle Senior is always right which works well in defence forces but authorities never think about its aftereffect on the life of other person. People who are giving comment like corruption and all, they don't know forces a little bit. This is ego issue and nothing else. Do anybody remember Anjali Gupta case.
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