Amit Gupta arrested in ex-IAF officer suicide case

The Bhopal police on Tuesday arrested Amit Gupta in connection with the alleged suicide committed by ex Indian Air Force officer Anjali Gupta.

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2011, 18:00 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Bhopal: The Bhopal police on Tuesday arrested Amit Gupta in connection with the alleged suicide committed by ex Indian Air Force officer Anjali Gupta.

The development came after Group Captain Amit Gupta was questioned by police as well as a team of the IAF in connection with Anjali’s suicide.

Gupta was produced before a local court after his arrest and he has been sent to judicial custody till September 26.
Earlier today, the post-mortem report of Anjali Gupta, who was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the house of Amit Gupta, said she died of asphyxiation.

Anjali is the first woman flying officer to be court martialled in the country. She committed suicide on Sunday night in Bhopal.

Amit Gupta, 51, was yesterday taken into custody as the police suspect that Anjali committed suicide due to alleged failure of a live-in relationship with him.

A resident of Delhi, Anjali was working in a private firm in Bangalore. On way to Banglore, she had stopped over at Bhopal to meet Gupta on September 7.

As per the police, the parents of Anjali Gupta have alleged that Amit had promised Anjali marriage since long and on his refusal, she committed suicide.

Anjali`s mother, Uma Gupta, had also written several times to the IAF authorities about Amit Gupta denying that he promised to marry her daughter.

Anjali, a former Flying Officer with the IAF, was 29 when she was dismissed after a general court martial found her guilty of charges including embezzling funds and insubordination and recommended in December 2005 that she be "cashiered" -- stripped of her rank and discharged.

After a petition by her, then Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi diluted the sentence to "dismissal".

She was accused of embezzling funds, throwing food at a superior, insubordination, indiscipline and having demonstrated "conduct unbecoming of an officer".