New Delhi: In a major development in the molestation case against Lt. Gen. AK Nanda, sources revealed that Army Chief General VK Singh has ordered a probe in the incident on Tuesday.
Earlier on Thursday, in a major embarrassment for the Army, Lt. Gen. AK Nanda was forced to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct against him by the wife of an officer during a visit abroad last month.
The complaint had been filed by the wife of the technical secretary to Lt. Gen. A.K. Nanda, the army`s Engineer-in-Chief, an officer on condition of anonymity said.
The officer said the army was probing the complaint against Nanda, but certain "loopholes" had been found.
"The (Indian Army) Chief won`t tolerate such behaviour and if it is found to be true, action will be taken," the officer said.
Army sources told reporters that Lt Gen A K Nanda, was asked to put in his papers by Army Chief Gen V K Singh after the.
Lt Gen Nanda has already put in his papers, the sources said. He is the senior-most Army officer to face such action over sexual misconduct charges.
Nanda and his team had gone to Israel along with their families, the sources said.
The complaint was filed by the wife of Nanda`s technical secretary to Army Chief`s wife and the President of the Army Wives Welfare Association Bharti Singh, who promptly put it up before Gen Singh.
After an inquiry into the episode, Singh is believed to have asked Nanda last week to put in his papers and leave.
Nanda had only about a year ago taken over as the Engineer-in-Chief and had earlier served as the Director General of the Border Roads Organisation.
Nanda`s technical secretary, who had expressed his displeasure and unwillingness to work under Nanda, has been posted to Bhopal. A new technical secretary, Col Sanjeev Dalal, has taken over the job.
Nanda was not available for comments.