Wife writes to PM, President about insult to marine commando by seniors

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Marine Commando Anoop TS’s wife has complained to the President and Prime Minister against her husband’s ‘mental harassment and torture’.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anoop TS who is presently posted at the Diving School in Kochi
  • Woman said her husband has been deeply affected by the mistreatment by his officers
  • She said that this was taking a toll on his daily life

Even as the armed forces grapple with strained ties between officers and men, the wife of a Navy Special Force Commando has complained to the President and Prime Minister against her husband’s ‘mental harassment and torture’ by his officers, including the commanding officer.

The complaint has been made by the wife of a Marine Commando (MARCOS) Anoop TS who is presently posted at the Diving School in Kochi (Kerala).

“My husband has been insulted, abused and humiliated by the chief instructor of the rank of a commander of his unit in front of others with indecent and vulgar language on March 18 this year,” the wife of the sailor wrote in her complaint.

The woman said after facing public humiliation by his officer, her husband went to the officer-in-charge of the unit – Captain Manish Rao, through the system on March 21 to air his grievances.

“However, even after two months of filing the complaint, he did not initiate any action in favour of my husband and purposefully manipulated and closed the complaint with a fake counselling given to my husband to protect his junior officer,” the woman alleged in her complaint.

The woman said her husband has been deeply affected by the mistreatment by his officers and is taking toll on his conduct in day-to-day life.

ALLEGATIONS MADE BY COMMANDO’S WIFE

In the allegations, the woman claimed that after the incident, the commander-rank officer started taking revenge from the sailor by personally targeting him and is ‘torturing him by sending him for all outdoor duties and banning him from using office computers’.

Levelling a serious charge against the unit officers, the woman said her husband was being forcefully sent on leave without his knowledge and signature by his superior officers including the chief instructor and two other officers of the unit.

“(This can put) my husband’s life in danger… The unit grievance redressal system is neither sending his complaint forward nor taking action in spite of his repeated requests,” the complaint said.

Asked to respond, a Navy spokesperson in Kochi said the complaint filed by the woman has been received by the force and it is following a due procedure to carry out investigations into the matter.

“We are looking into the charges and if required, will take required action after due investigations,” the officer said. The woman said recent suicide cases of armed forces members and forcefully establishing them as psychopathic patients while redressing grievances also enlarges her fear factor in her husband’s case. “These unpleasant incidents are affecting our lives and resulting in marital discord. I request the President to take immediate action in the matter,” the woman said.

In recent times, a number of cases have been exposed through complaints filed by wives of naval sailors and officers. In one such case, a Navy sailor’s wife had alleged that her husband was wrongly diagnosed with psychiatric problems and forcefully admitted in the psychiatric ward at the naval hospital in Kochi as he had levelled corruption charges against his seniors at INS Kattabomman naval base in Tirunelveli.

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