Pune police booked seven Army personnel for assault, criminal intimidation of a jawaan accused of corruption by Army
Manab Ghosh (34), a jawaan in Indian Army posted at Pune had filed a case of assault, wrongful detention and criminal intimidation against seven Army personnel at Khadki police station. Of the seven Army officials mentioned, two are officers and five are jawaans
The Pune Police booked seven Army personnel for assault and criminal intimidation against a jawan who filed a police complaint against them.
Manab Ghosh (34), a jawaan in Indian Army posted at Pune had filed a case of assault, wrongful detention and criminal intimidation against seven Army personnel at Khadki police station. Of the seven Army officials mentioned, two are officers and five are jawaans.
Ghosh mentioned in his complaint that he was falsely framed for the illegal sale of liquor from the Army canteen of the Canteen Stores Department. He alleged that they assaulted, wrongfully restrained him and threatened him over the phone.
Ghosh is currently facing disciplinary action following an inquiry that found him guilty of corruption.
The Army issued a statement on the allegations and stated that the jawaan filed a complaint as he was caught committing corruption in the Army canteen.
In a detailed statement issued on Thursday evening through the Pune Defence PRO, the Army said, “On July 6, 2021, Naik Manab Ghosh was caught by Military Police red-handed while attempting to sell military quota liquor meant for defence service personnel in the civil market. Following the legislated procedures, after preliminary questioning by Military Police, he was duly handed over to his parent unit in Khadki on the same day after getting his medical examination cleared in Command Hospital, Pune, in a medically fit condition. When investigated further, Naik Manab Ghosh was found involved in corruption and malpractices. An independent senior officer led inquiry found him guilty of serious corruption charges.”
The statement added, “As an afterthought, Naik Manab Ghosh had submitted a complaint in Khadki police station on November 16, 2021, alleging torture by army officials. The Investigation Officer of the Khadki police station was then apprised of the factual position of the case, including the fact that few of the officials named in the complaints were on leave and not present on duty. Allegations were also levelled against the officer who was not even posted at the time of the alleged incident.”