#MeToo: Army officer’s wife accuses Brigadier of harassment | India News


NEW DELHI: “I will make you rewrite the definition of hell and heaven,” these were the words of Roshini Ajit Kumar for Brigadier Jai Singh who has been accused of harassment and defamation by her, according to a report in The Quint.

(Update: The Facebook post on which this article is based is no longer available.)

Kumar accused Brigadier Singh, who is also allegedly facing a Court of Inquiry in a corruption-related matter, of harassment and defamation. She also claimed that despite approaching several Army departments and organisations her complaint was ignored.

Kumar has alleged that Singh has targeted other women as well by seeking “favours” from them. However, she has refrained from tagging their names, instead, proposed that they should come forward of their own accord.

Singh was the ex-Station Commander, Delhi Area till 2017 and presently posted as Dy GOC of Jaipur Sub Area.

Kumar’s husband is posted in Nagaland and she has a daughter who was appearing for her 12th standard Board Exam. The family was looking for an accommodation near Pratap Chowk as it would make it easier for their daughter to commute to her school and the coaching centre.

Singh, who was well aware of the needs of the family, “bumped into” Kumar during one of her morning walks.

“…come over for any help and I will always be there for you irrespective of the day and time,” he told her.

Singh once again met Kumar during these morning walks.

According to Kumar, Singh said that he “desired” to be with her and that he can make life easy…..further adding “Believe me, I can make life hell or heaven for anyone here”.

“I responded that if he ever stops me once again he will have to rewrite the definition of hell and heaven… And I left,” she wrote.

The reply seems to have antagonised Singh who, claimed Kumar, responded by allotting a seventh-floor flat in a different locality from the one being sought by the family. Singh allotted the flat despite being aware that she is undergoing physiotherapy sessions for her ailing back, she wrote.

The new flat came with new-set of problems. Her top-floor neighbours used to feed stray dogs, birds and monkeys. As a result, it became difficult for Kumar and her daughter to venture out of the house as it was constantly surrounded by monkeys and stray dogs. She once again raised an objection.

Following which, she was called by Col APS Negi (Ex Adm Comdt) — an officer reporting to Singh.

“I was called and in presence of my upper house lady, her 16-year-old son and another officer Col Sohi, I was humiliated, cornered and threatened. He said if another time I write any complaint letter it will be torn and throw into the dustbin. Also, it will be seen that I am shifted out of this area with immediate notice,” she wrote.

This was followed by a series of complaint to Singh, GOC Delhi Area, president Awwa, previous chief, DCW Swati Maliwal and NHRC. All of them, Kumar writes, “remained silent”.

However, Singh responded to one of these complaints by sending a showcase notice stating we have Rs 2.70 lakh towards overstay at a guest house. He also wrote a letter saying that the lady (Kumar) is mentally ill and undergoing a treatment in R&R and hence, her complaint should not be taken seriously.

Kumar has also written a letter to the Chief of Army Staff. However, even after a year and two months, Kumar is yet to get a response to her letter.

Kumar also speculates that since Singh’s retirement date is October 31, 2018, hence, everyone is trying to play it safe”.

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