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Four army men indicted for Congo sex scandal

November 21, 2012 21:38 IST

Four army personnel, including a major, have been indicted by a court of inquiry into a case of alleged sexual exploitation of women in Congo during their deployment under a United Nations mission in 2007-08.

Army Chief General Bikram Singh told PTI on Wednesday that CoI into the case has been completed and the DNA sample of one jawan has matched with one of the kids allegedly fathered by Indian troopers in Congo.

According to the CoI, three persons will face administrative actions for command and control failure and the jawan will face disciplinary action, Gen Singh said.

The CoI has found three others personnel responsible for command and control failure. One of the officials include a company commander of the rank of major, while other two are a JCO and a havildar.

Army officials also said the report of the CoI has been sent by the 11 Corps HQ to Western Command but it is yet to reach the army headquarters in New Delhi.       

The CoI was ordered by the army in May 2011 after United Nations communicated to the Indian government that personnel of 6 Sikh regiment were allegedly involved in sexual exploitation of women during their deployment in Congo in 2007-08.

The CoI was held in Meerut Cantonment under a brigadier and had two colonels as its members.

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