IAFofficer sacked over ‘affair’ with colleague’s wife

An IAF officer has been dismissed from service after he was indicted by a court of inquiry for allegedly having an affair with the wife of a fellow Squadron Leader. The woman, who herself was a Squadron Leader, had allegedly committed suicide in her government accommodation last year in November in Jodhpur apparently after some argument with her husband.

‘The Flight Lieutenant has been dismissed from Service,’ defence ministry PRO in Jodhpur Colonel S D Goswami confirmed over phone. The officer, Ishant Sharma, was found guilty by the CoI instituted to look into the alleged case of suicide by the lady married to her batch mate, Squadron Leader V Nair, who is a Su-30MKI pilot in Jodhpur. Sharma was not available for comments.

In the armed forces, having an affair with a colleague’s wife is considered to be a serious punishable offence and is termed as ‘stealing of brother officer’s wife’s affection’.

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