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3 Army officers face rape charges; probe ordered
March 18, 2008 11:16 IST
In a major embarrassment to the Army, three of its officers, including a Lieutenant Colonel, now deputed on the United Nations Peace Mission in Congo, have been accused of raping a woman in South Africa while they were holidaying there, an allegation that has prompted the defence ministry to order a probe.
"We have ordered an enquiry into the incident," Defence Minister A K Antony said on the sidelines of an Indian Air Force function on Tuesday.
The three Indian officers -- a Lieutenant Colonel and two Majors -- were deployed in North Kivu Brigade of the
The three officers were on a holiday there. The three officers, who were detained on March 12 and kept in police custody, were released after the Indian Embassy officials in
Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Milan Naidu, while reacting to the report, said: "It's an allegation only. But still it is an embarrassment to the Army. We are awaiting the enquiry report."