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Wife-swapping scandal haunts Indian Navy, SC orders probe over alleged role of naval officers

The case dates back to 2013, when the scandal rocked the Indian Navy.


Wife-swapping scandal haunts Indian Navy, SC orders probe over alleged role of naval officers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reportedly ordered a probe into the alleged role of naval officers in a wife-swapping scandal at the INS Kochi base.

The apex court has directed the Kerala Police DIG to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case, India Today reported.

The case dates back to 2013, when the scandal rocked the Indian Navy.

The court directive comes during a hearing of a petition on the matter on Thursday.

In a petition to the court, the wife of a naval officer accused her husband's senior of approaching the officer with an offer of wife swapping in 2012.

She claimed that the senior officer threatened her husband when he refused to oblige him.

She said that she had approached senior officers at the Kochi base but no action was taken.

The then defence minister AK Antony had promised to take strong action against those involved in the scandal.

However, the Navy told the Defence Ministry that there was no merit in the case.

According to the report, the top court's bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice R Bhanumathi asked the SIT to complete the probe as soon as possible.

From Zee News

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