Respite for 1st Woman Army Officer to Face Court Martial in India
The Times of Indiareportsthat Major Dimple Singla, the first woman officer of the Indian Army to face a court martial has been given a reprieve. The Chandigarh bench of the military tribunal on Wednesday commuted her one-year sentence awarded by the general court martial (GCM), in to dismissal from service. The court upheld her conviction under section 63 (violation of good order & discipline) of the army act but acquitted her from the charges of section 69 read with prevention of corruption act. Singla was a member of the legal branch of the Army. She was found guilty by the GCM on March 3 last year for accepting a bribe of Rs 10000 for favouring an accused during a GCM.