Indian Army jawan alleges his turban tossed at Chandigarh police station

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Punjab and Haryana High Court listed the matter for February 21

Chandigarh News Indian Army jawan files petition

Chandigarh Latest News: In a shocking incident, an Indian Army soldier has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging that he was beaten up at a police station on camera in Chandigarh in November 2023. Not only this, but also he alleged that his turban was tossed during this incident. 

In its order dated February 1, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has listed the matter for February 21. The court also directed CCTV footage from the Section 11 police station on the date of the incident on November 12, 2023, should be preserved.

In January this year, the Naik Singh’s Commanding Officer, Colonel Mrinal Mehta of 10 Corps Signal Regiment, wrote a letter to Chandigarh DGP stating the “incident had filled him with rage” and sought action against the ‘vagabond’ police officers as it was an insult to the Indian Army.

Naik Arvinder Singh, posted in Bathinda, is in a marital dispute with his wife who happens to be a constable in Chandigarh Police. She is also posted in the same police station. Naik Singh has alleged that he had come to meet his estranged wife and infant son in Mullanpur, near Chandigarh, on November 12 last year, when he was summoned by the Punjab Police Sub Inspector Paramjit Singh of Mullanpur Police Station who threatened and intimidated him. 

Later, he was asked to move the Sector 11 Police Station in Chandigarh where he was made to sign blank papers and write two statements. He was allegedly threatened with false NDPS and Arms Act cases.

The Army soldier has named the SHO of the Sector 11 Police Station, Inspector Malkit Singh, and Constable Sunil in his petition. He alleged that he was beaten up by some individuals while his turban was tossed besides his clothes were removed and a video was made. He even said in his petition that he was asked to stay away from his wife.