09 February 2007

Another one from India

Jawans strip man on train

Patna, July 5:
A passenger on the Guwahati-New Delhi Northeast Express was paraded naked by nine army jawans after he refused to vacate his seat for one of them on Monday night.
As the train stopped at Barauni around 10.30, Parmatma Yadav, 35, a resident of Balia in Uttar Pradesh, ran out naked in fear of the jawans, who were trying to force him and other passengers out of the compartment.

The jawans, who boarded the train at Katihar, 120 km from Barauni, and were on their way to New Delhi, asked passengers to vacate the compartment. When the passengers protested, the jawans, allegedly drunk, threatened to force all of them out when the train reached Barauni. Yadav, the most vocal among the protesters, bore the brunt of their anger.
At Barauni, about 20 passengers complained to railway police that the jawans had also abused and thrashed some of them. Later, the nine ? Navraj Sharma, Rajendra Singh, Digvijay Singh, Mohd Imtiyaz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hira Singh, Vijaypal Sant, Ram Singh and Shashipal ? were arrested and sent to a division jail at Begusarai.

“We will soon submit a detailed report to the railway ministry for further action against the jawans,” Hajipur division public relations officer U.K. Jha said.
Deputy inspector-general, railways, Ajay Kumar Verma said: “We are gathering information on which units the jawans belong to. We will write to their units, which can decide if they will take disciplinary action against them.”
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Army jawans arrested for stripping passenger

By Indian Express
Thursday July 6, 03:24 AM
Nine army jawans travelling by the Guwahati-New Delhi North East Express were arrested from Barauni station in Bihar for allegedly stripping and torturing a passenger and assaulting others on Tuesday.
According to reports, the jawans, apparently in an inebriated state, stripped Parmatma Yadav at Balia in UP and paraded him naked inside a general compartment. The jawans then went on the rampage to vacate the compartment. They also beat other passengers and threw their belongings out of the running train. When the train reached Barauni, the passengers came out in protest, after which the Government Railway Police and RPF jawans arrested the nine jawans. Danapur Division PRO UK Jha confirmed the incident and said an FIR has been lodged.
According to the FIR lodged by Parmatma Yadav, the jawans boarded the compartment at Mansi. Soon, they started beating up passengers and threw their belongings out in a bid to vacate the compartment. When Parmatma refused to go, they stripped him and forced him to run naked inside the compartment. The jawans threatened that passengers who don't leave the compartment will meet the same fate.

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