July 10, 2013 2:38:22 am
The Indian Air Force has dismissed an officer after a court of inquiry found him guilty of having an affair with his colleagues wife,a charge considered grave in the armed forces. The officer,a Flight Lieutenant,was charged for having an affair with the wife of a superior officer of the rank of Squadron Leader.
The woman,who was also serving in the IAF as a Squadron Leader,allegedly committed suicide over the issue in Jodhpur last year. A court of inquiry was initiated into the suicide by the IAF during which evidence of the affair surfaced.
The dismissed officer has been identified as Flt Lt Ishant Sharma,a Su 30 MKI fighter pilot,who was based in Jodhpur. He had been charged with stealing the affection of a brother officers wife and was recommended for dismissal by the South Western Command where the formal inquiry was held.
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