Mutiny in Army? Top brass denies reports, says incident just an agitation by emotional jawans

Following reports about 'mutiny' in an Infantry unit of the Indian Army, the top officials on Sunday played down the incident as an emotional outburst of jawans following the death of their colleague during a routine exercise.

Mutiny in Army? Top brass denies reports, says incident just an agitation by emotional jawans
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New Delhi: Following reports about 'mutiny' in an Infantry unit of the Indian Army, the top officials on Sunday played down the incident as an emotional outburst of jawans following the death of their colleague during a routine exercise.

There were reports about agitation by jawans in an Infantry unit in North East on Saturday. Scuffles were also reported among jawans and officers following a jawan's death.

Quoting a top Army official, ANI said that, "Few jawans got emotional and agitated on the death of jawan, some of them indulged in an agitated behaviour leading to minor scuffle, no one was seriously injured."

The officer further said that, "The deceased jawan complained of chest pain prior to route march and was checked by unit Medical Officer who found him fit for the training. The jawan later collapsed and died. An investigation is underway into the matter," added the officer.

Army Headquarter has already ordered a probe into the incident.

With a strong 13 lakh active personnel, Indian Army is one of the most disciplined forces in the world and such an incident is very rare.

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