The Delhi Police have registered an FIR against a Colonel serving in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) on charges of rape and criminal intimidation of a yoga instructor.
Colonel Amit Kansal, currently serving in the Jammu and Kashmir Artillery battery in Poonch, has been booked under sections 376 and 506 of the IPC based on the woman’s complaint. No arrest has been made in the case, police said.
Police said the woman , who freelances as a yoga instructor, met Col Kansal during an NCC function in Delhi.
In her complaint to police, she alleged that the accused befriended her on the pretext of marriage while hiding the fact that he was already married and has two children. She also alleged that he established sexual relations with her.
In her complaint, the woman stated that the accused made her an offer to come to Jammu and teach yoga to NCC cadets on International Yoga Day.
She alleged that it was during her stay in Jammu that she found out that the colonel was married. When she confronted him, the accused allegedly threatened the woman and asked her to leave the camp.
An FIR was registered, based on her complaint, on July 6 at Delhi Cantonment police station.
When contacted by The Indian Express, Lt Col Umang Kohli, Additional Director (Publicity) of NCC Headquarters in New Delhi, confirmed that an FIR had been lodged against the officer and internal investigations of the NCC were underway.
“A court of inquiry has been initiated with respect to the incident and is currently being held in New Delhi. It was ordered after the NCC headquarters came to know of the FIR on July 12,” Lt- Col Kohli said. He added that the inquiry will ascertain facts and further action will be taken based on that.