Bhopal: The alleged suicide case of former
IAF officer Anjali Gupta seems to have taken a new turn with
her family alleging that she had levelled false allegations of
sexual harassment against her seniors at the behest of Group
Captain Amit Gupta, which ultimately led to her dismissal from
In their statement to police, Anjali`s family members
have further alleged that she took the extreme step as Amit
did not keep his promise of marriage despite the two being in
a `live-in` relationship for long.
"Anjali`s family members have said in their statement to
the police that she had levelled false allegations against the
senior IAF officials at the behest of Amit, following which,
she faced ignominy of being the first IAF woman official to be
court-martialled and ultimately dismissed from the service,"
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rajesh Singh Chandel said.
The police officer further said that according to
Anjali`s family members, her court-martial and the subsequent
dismissal as well as Amit`s `false` promises of marriage led
her to depression and ultimately made her commit suicide.
Anjali had accused her senior Air Force officers of
sexually abusing her. However, she was dismissed by the IAF in
February 2006, after the allegations she had levelled against
the officers, were found to be false.
She was later dismissed from service and was found guilty
on seven counts, including indiscipline, insubordination and
Anjali allegedly hanged herself from a ceiling fan at
Amit`s residence here on September 11.
Yesterday, Amit Gupta was arrested in connection with the
alleged suicide. He was later produced in a court, which sent
him to a judicial remand till September 26. Amit told police
that he only knew her as his subordinate and was not having
any other relationship with her.
An IAF team has also arrived here from Nagpur, where Amit
was posted, to investigate the case separately.