Inquiry begins in Leh Army Regiment clash
CoI records statements
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, May 13: Army Sunday said the Court of Inquiry ordered into the clash in an Army Regiment in Leh area of Ladakh region has started to record the statements of soldiers and officers involved into the controversy and the inquiry would be completed within a short span of time.
In 226 Field Regiment (FR) based at Noyama Leh, a Batman had allegedly molested the wife of an Army Major on Thursday evening. Reacting, the Army Major has reportedly beaten up the Batman ruthlessly in front of other soldiers of the unit and it lead to major clashes in regiment.
The agitated soldiers of 226 FR have had took the control of armory and were protesting over the ruthless beating of Batman by a senior Army officer. Some of the Army officers managed their escape from the Army camp and the Commanding Officer (CO) of the unit was also reportedly beaten.
Udhampur based Public Relations Officer (PRO) Ministry of Defence, Lt Col Rajesh Kalia told Greater Kashmir over telephone that Court of Inquiry has recorded statements of some soldiers and officers. “Till the inquiry is not completed nothing concrete can be said. No body has been be punished and punishment is directly proportional to inquiry report,” he said adding the inquiry was being conducted under supervision of Brigadier from Leh based 14 Corps.
Lt Col Rajesh added that the Regiment has reported back to its original location. “They had gone to Noyama Leh for internal training purpose when the incident took place,” he said adding nothing can be said until inquiry wasn’t completed.
“The injured soldiers and officers are fine and CO is in command and situation is under control,” he said adding that disbanding of any army unit can be decided by top brasses of Army and Union Defence Ministry. “Yet there is nothing like that,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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