The family members of a junior commissioned officer (JCO) of 14 Rajputana Rifles, who died under mysterious circumstances at a military hospital in New Delhi on July 5, said they were getting life threats from anonymous callers seeking withdrawal of the case against a few officers.
On Sunday, Pushpendra Singh Shekhawat, youngest son of Rajendra Singh Shekhawat, a Subedar Major of 14 Rajputana Rifles, who suffered a paralytic attack and died at a hospital in New Delhi, lodged a case of mental harassment against the callers.
“Earlier we had lodged a police complaint at Sadar police station of Delhi Cantt in which we had accused commanding officer, Col Mohit Saxena of torturing our father. We had also complained of officers of higher ranks of murder and criminal conspiracy,” said Pushpendra, talking to TOI on Sunday.
However, in the last fortnight, the family got several calls from unknown persons who wanted the family to withdraw the case against the army officers.
“A man identified as Ramesh Bhaskar, who introduced himself as a clerk at South Western Command asked us to give a photocopy of the documents relating to the FIR we had lodged. When we asked him to show any authorization letter and his identity card, he failed to show us. Thus, following these suspicious activities, we had lodged a case at Jhotwara police station,” Shekhawat said.
Jhotwara police said that they have lodged a case and initiated a probe into the matter.
Subedar Major Rajendra Shekhawat had suffered a paralytic attack in his unit on July 3 and died during treatment at Army hospital in Delhi. Shekhawat’s family alleged that officials kept avoiding a postmortem of the body.
-via The Times of India.