A top army officer in Kashmir valley is being probed for "improper links" with a local woman who was under the surveillance of Military Intelligence, a media report said today.
According to Indian Express, the brigadier (name withheld), actively involved in counter-insurgency operations, has been attached to Srinagar Sub Area to face the investigation.
"The local woman with whom the officer is alleged to have had links was under the surveillance of Military Intelligence (MI) for some period of time," said the report, quoting sources in Srinagar-based 15 Corps Headquarters.
"Sources say it was an adverse MI report on the activities of the woman which led to a watch being kept on the Brigade Commander, following which more incriminating evidence was found. Sources say it is also being ascertained if the woman had links with any militant outfits," added the report.
It said in October, a Brigadier who had been commanding a Brigade in the North East was punished with 10 years of loss of seniority and given severe reprimand after a court martial found him guilty of improper relations with a Colonel's wife.