Colonel injured as Army jawans clash in Punjab

This is the second such incident in the last five days after jawans beat up officers in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh after an altercation during a boxing match there.

hidden October 15, 2013 14:48:44 IST
Colonel injured as Army jawans clash in Punjab

New Delhi: Yet another case of indiscipline has hit the Army with a Colonel of the National Cadet Corps being allegedly assaulted by jawans in Batala in Punjab following which a court of inquiry (COI) has been ordered into the matter.

This is the second such incident in the last five days after jawans beat up officers in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh after an altercation during a boxing match there.

Colonel injured as Army jawans clash in Punjab

Reuters

Col B M Hansra, the commanding officer of the 22 NCC (Army Wing) unit in Batala, was allegedly assaulted on Monday by a Havildar after he was scolded by the unit officials for not turning up for duty in time, sources said.

The Havildar is from the Sikh Light Infantry regiment and is on deputation to NCC. A COI, under a senior officer, has been ordered to investigate the incident, they said.

On Thursday, two Majors and one jawan belonging to the 10 Sikh Light Infantry unit were injured after they clashed during a boxing match in Meerut.

In the last couple of years, the incidents of face-offs between officers and jawans have gone up.

On 8 August last year, jawans had agitated against the commanding officer and certain functionaries of the 16 Cavalry unit in Samba in Jammu region, while on 10-11 May, 2012, officers and other ranks of the 226 Artillery unit had clashed at the Mahe field firing range in Leh.

On 29 April, 2010, an altercation had taken place between an officer and a jawan of the 45 Cavalry unit in Gurdaspur.

The army has already taken steps against its personnel in these cases and more than 200 officers and jawans faced disciplinary or administrative action last year.

After incidents of clashes between officers and jawans, Army commanders 0were told by Army chief Gen Bikram Singh to have zero tolerance in such cases.

The Defence Ministry has underlined that exemplary punishment should be meted out to the guilty to ensure "necessary preventive lessons" to the personnel.

PTI

Updated Date:

also read

UP school teacher lodges complaint after 4 students catcall ‘I love you’; videos go viral
India

UP school teacher lodges complaint after 4 students catcall ‘I love you’; videos go viral

The complaint has been filed by the teacher who said that she has slipped into depression following the heinous incident in which the students made sexually inappropriate comments against her and made the video public

Beating China at their own game: Indian Army is using Chinese cameras to spy on Chinese drones
News & Analysis

Beating China at their own game: Indian Army is using Chinese cameras to spy on Chinese drones

The spy camera that the Indian Army is using with their kite-based anti-drone systems, is being sourced from a manufacturer in China. This is how you beat China at its own game.

Counter-Strike: How the Indian Army is training kites to fight Pakistani drones
Explainers

Counter-Strike: How the Indian Army is training kites to fight Pakistani drones

Taking a cue from the Netherlands and France, India is now training birds of prey to take on enemy drones. The move comes in the backdrop of incidents of unmanned aerial vehicles bringing drugs, arms, and ammunition across the border more than doubling from 2021