Vastavam web:A serving colonel has landed in trouble for having an affair with a subordinate’s wife, sources said on Wednesday.
The army has ordered a probe against the colonel after the military police caught him with the lieutenant colonel’s wife at the latter’s home in Punjab’s Bathinda district. Both officers are from the Corps of Engineers.
The sources said the military police conducted a raid at the lieutenant colonel’s house at 3 am on October 26 at his behest, indicating that he had an inkling about what was going on.
“Stealing the affection of a brother officer’s wife” is considered a grave crime under the Army Act and an officer guilty of it could be sent to prison for five years. The colonel is the additional chief engineer, Bathinda zone. The lieutenant colonel was away to Chandigarh for a golf tournament when the raid was conducted.