Even as the Indian Army has time and again rubbished the Nyoma incident as a minor scuffle, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has contradicted it saying there was a mutiny like situation on the night of May 10.
The police report on the incident in Ladakh region’s Nyoma fills in some of the blanks in the story so far and also contradicts the army while confirming what Headlines Today had put out first that it was mob fury at its ugliest.
The police report says that a group of 50-60 soldiers not only beat up one officer, but armed with iron rods and knives they spent the entire night hunting for the other officers who had beaten up a jawan.
There were several discrepancies in what the Army had claimed and what Headlines Today had reported. The police confirmed that the Army majors did assault the commanding officer (CO), Col P. Kadam.
Though the Army calls it indiscipline, the report clearly points to an unprecedented mutiny with the jawans attacking their own officers. The Army said the matter was quickly brought under control, but the police report says that the jawans took over control of the camp. They armed themselves with sticks and knives and attacked their superiors and ransacked the mess.
While the Army denied that the officers had to flee the camp, the police report says the jawans had gone completely berserk and hunted all night for the officers who had to go into hiding to save themselves.
-via India Today.