In another incident of violence by Army personnel, jawans in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir allegedly ransacked a railway police station and beat up cops on duty, injuring six of the. Cases were registered against the army troopers for allegedly beating up and injuring the cops last night, police officials said here today. The trouble erupted following an altercation between an Army jawan and GRP personnel, they said.
Army jawans have in the recent past have been observed engaged in several incidents of organized violence against their own superiors as well. This time however, they took to the cops.
The jawan had allegedly unplugged the metal detector installed at the railway station to charge his mobile phone.
When the policemen objected to this, an altercation ensued between them after which the armyman was taken to the police station. On getting information about the incident, the jawan’s colleagues, including some officers, reached the police station and allegedly went on a rampage, the officials said. They beat up the policemen on duty injuring six cops, they said. They also took away the jawan with them. The army jawans were waiting for a train at the Kathua railway station for their journey outside the state.
Police booked the jawans for beating and injuring the cops, the officials said. When asked about the incident, the PRO Defence said the Army was yet to come out with a statement on the matter. The jawans belonged to the 225 field regiment stationed at Janglote in the Kathua district.
In February this year, Army personnel from College of Military Engineering also attacked a police station in Pune.
-via The Times of India.