Anjali suicide: Group Capt Amit Gupta suspended

Group Captain Amit Gupta was suspended from service by the IAF after he was arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of Anjali Gupta.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2011, 19:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Group Captain Amit Gupta was
on Wednesday suspended from service by the Indian Air Force after he
was arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of former
officer Anjali Gupta.

"The officer, who is currently posted at Nagpur air base,
has been suspended under the Air Force Act after he was
arrested and taken into judicial custody by the local police
authorities in Bhopal," IAF officials said here.

They said the officer will remain suspended till the
completion of the judicial process and investigations in the
case and will be available full time to cooperate in the
process.

Amit was arrested under Section 306 of the IPC (abetment
to suicide) in connection with the suicide committed by Anjali
at his residence here on September 11.

Family members of Anjali, who was the first IAF woman
officer to be dismissed from service, have alleged she was in
a "live-in" relationship with Amit since 2001 and that
continued even after she was court-martialled in 2006.

They have claimed Amit had promised to marry her but as
it did not materialise, she committed suicide.

However, Amit has told police that he only knew her as
his subordinate and was not having any other relationship with
her.

PTI