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Army denies case of 'mutiny' following agitation by jawans in Northeast unit

ANI
Published May 15, 2016, 12:57 pm IST
Updated May 15, 2016, 1:06 pm IST
Army issued a statement after reports emerged on social media of a 'mutiny-like' situation involving officers and jawans.
File image of Indian Army jawans patrolling the border (Photo: PTI)
 File image of Indian Army jawans patrolling the border (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Following the death of a jawan during a routine training activity in a Northeast Infantry unit, a few emotional jawans were left agitated leading to a scuffle on Sunday. However, the Army has firmly denied any case of a mutiny in the unit.

The jawan had complained of chest pain prior to the route march but when checked by the unit medical officer, was found fit. The jawan later collapsed during the route march and was brought to the Field Ambulance where he died.

 

On hearing the news of the death of their colleague, around four to five jawans got emotional and agitated when consoled by the Adjutant leading to a minor scuffle, in which no one was injured seriously.

The incident is being investigated as is the practice in all cases of death during training.

The Army statement was issued after reports emerged on social media of a "mutiny-like" situation involving officers and jawans in the area.

"A case of death of a jawan during routine training activity has taken place in an infantry unit in the North East. It is NOT a case of any mutiny. The Jawan complained of chest pain prior to route march — was checked by unit MO (Medical Officer) and found fit. The jawan later collapsed during route march — was brought to the Field Ambulance where he succumbed," the Army said in a statement.

 

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