Naval officer’s wife files complaint against husband, probe begins

Niticentral Staff | Apr 11, 2013

Naval officer's wife files complaint against husband, probe beginsA day after a Naval officer’s wife launched a complaint with local police alleging harassment by her husband, his family members and some officers of the Southern Naval Command in Kochi, authorities on Thursday began a internal probe into the case.

The probe was based on the complaint she submitted to the Navy Chief recently, official sources said, adding it started a few days ago.

The matter came to light on Wednesday after she filed a complaint with local Harbour Police, which registered a case against 10 people, including her husband, under Section 498 of the IPC based on the complaint filed by the woman on April 4.

The Kerala High Court had also sought a statement of the facts of the case on a bail application filed by the accused.

The Navy had denied her charge and said the complaint was the result of “a marital discord” and the allegations raised by the woman against “superior officers” were “unfair.”

It said the officers, accompanied by their respective spouses, had only tried to unsuccessfully resolve the issues of the couple’s personal life, it said.

(With inputs from agencies)


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