Adamant on his demand to speak to Defence Minister A.K. Antony, an Army jawan who climbed a 200-feet high mobile tower in New Delhi alleging harassment by his officers refused to come down for the second day on Saturday.
K. Muthu, who is attached with Engineers Regiment, climbed the tower at Ajmeri Gate at around 1 pm on Friday and refused to come down till late night despite appeals by police and officers of Army, a senior police official said.
The 35-year-old sepoy in Army said over phone, “I want to meet the defence minister. I will come down only if I’m allowed to meet the minister.”
Colleagues from his unit are taking turns to be with him atop the tower and trying to convince him.
Hailing from Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu, Muthu has alleged he was transferred five times in five years.
He said, “This is not a problem faced by me alone. I’m presenting the problems faced by many jawans in Army.”
On Friday, he had thrown a bunch of papers and in one of the letters, he demanded his discharge from service due to alleged harassment by officers. In the letter, he has also requested the commanding officer to get his salary of the last eight months cleared.
-via India Today.