NEW DELHI: Major General R S Jaswal, serving the Indian Army, accused in the sexual assault case, has been dismissed from service. According to military sources, the sentence awarded to Major General R S Jaswal by General Court Martial in December last year was given a green signal by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.
The General Court Martial (GCM) under the Western Military Command of Chandimandir had recommended the dismissal of Jaswal after he was found guilty under Section 354A (Sexual Harassment) of IPC and Section 45 (Unacceptable Conduct) of The Army Act.
"The military chief has clarified the sentence given by the GCM to the Major General," a source said. Sources said Jaswal was associated with the Ambala Under-2 Corps troops as part of disciplinary action and has been informed about his dismissal from service. During the GCM process, Jaswal had denied the allegations against him and alleged that he was a victim of an army faction fight after The appointment of General Rawat as military chief in December 2016.
The GCM was chaired by Lieutenant General and consisted of about six military officers. The woman officer of the Army Judge Advocate General Branch had made a written complaint against Jaswal after which the GCM was ordered to investigate the matter. Major Jaswal was serving as Inspector General in Assam Rifles in Nagaland when the allegations against him came to light.
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