Army foxed by 'stolen affections' case of sister officer's husband
The Hindustan Times Article August 12, 2007
NEW DELHI, India, Aug. 12 -- In a first of its kind case, a woman Army officer of the rank of Captain has landed in trouble following a complaint lodged against her by the wife of a Lt Colonel who has alleged that the woman officer has "stolen the affections" of her husband.
The complaint has landed the Army top brass in a quandary and the authorities have ordered investigation into the complaint. Under the regulations of the Army it is an offence to "steal the affections of a brother officer's wife" or in other words to have a love affair with a fellow officer's wife. However, the rules and regulations are silent on the prospect of a woman officer having an affair with a fellow …
Under Section 63 of the Army Rules and also chapter on ‘Moral Turpitude’, an officer can be taken to task for “stealing the affection of a brother officer’s wife”. Besides disciplinary action, the reprimand could be as severe as asking the officer to put in his papers. The guilty officer is court-marshaled.