'I am looked at with suspicion': Solider briefly captured by Pakistan quits army, says he was subjected to incessant harassment

Soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently crossed into Pakistan in 2016, has said he is quitting the Army due to incessant 'harassment' in the force.

Press Trust of India October 05, 2019 21:50:17 IST
'I am looked at with suspicion': Solider briefly captured by Pakistan quits army, says he was subjected to incessant harassment
  • Soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently crossed into Pakistan in 2016, has said he is quitting the Army due to incessant "harassment" in the force

  • 'Since I came back from Pakistan, I have been continuously harassed in the army and am being looked at with suspicion, that is why I decided to quit,' he said

  • Chavan was captured by Pakistan Rangers and for four months, was beaten, tortured and almost killed before being handed over to India

Dhule: Soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently crossed into Pakistan in 2016, has said he is quitting the Army due to incessant "harassment" in the force.

"Since I came back from Pakistan, I have been continuously harassed in the army and am being looked at with suspicion, that is why I decided to quit," he said. Chavan has sent his resignation letter to his unit commander in Ahmednagar, sources close to him have said.

Chavan was captured by Pakistan Rangers and for four months, was beaten, tortured and almost killed before being handed over to India.

Last month, he met with an accident and remained admitted in a hospital with deep injuries to his face and skull. Chavan's four teeth broke and he also sustained abrasion below his eyebrow and left chin, as well as his upper lip.

The accident occurred when he was riding his two-wheeler without a helmet which bumped a pothole near his home town Bohrivir in Dhule district of Maharashtra.

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