A Court of Inquiry has been ordered against an Indian Major General in Vadodora on allegations of sending ‘obscene messages and videos’ to girl cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in Gujarat, Indian Express reported.
The allegations focus on his tenure when he was posted in Gujarat. He is currently posted elsewhere. He has also been accused of financial impropriety.
The presiding officer of the Court of Inquiry will be Lieutenant General R S Salaria, Commandant of School of Artillery, documents accessed by The Indian Express stated. Major General Gajendra Prasad, Additional Director General (ADG), NCC, Maharashtra and Major General K T Sree Kumar, ADG NCC West Bengal and Sikkim are two other senior officers.
Due to the sensitivity of the allegations, a woman Colonel rank officer has also been appointed.
The terms of reference of the Court of Inquiry state that it has to investigate the allegations made by the female cadets that the general contacted them via phone and sent them obscene messages on WhatsApp and messages. Accordingly, it has asked for access.
Sources of the Express confirmed that an inquiry had been ordered in the case. Upon inquiring for a response on the general’s reaction, a senior officer said, “The officer has said in his defence that his mobile phone was compromised and someone sent messages from it.”
Other allegations against him include unauthorised expenditure on advertisements released to the media and harassment of subordinate officers.