When Army jawans turned goons in Pune

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:19

Pune: A group of Army jawans clashed with
police following an altercation over traffic violation,
sparking tension here Tuesday evening.

According to the police, the trouble started when a jawan
attached to the College of Military Engineering (CME), riding
a motorbike, was stopped by a traffic constable at Sambhaji
Bridge for running into a no-entry area.

The jawan then returned with his friends and assaulted
the policemen at the nearby outpost, police said.

The jawans, who were in civil clothes, also broke the
cameras of media persons who had rushed to the spot.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Jadhav said the CME
jawans had abused and assaulted police constables.

He said the situation was under control and action was
being taken against the culprits.

Meanwhile, GOC-in-C Southern Command Lt Gen A K Singh
said strict action will be taken against those found guilty in
the incident.

"We will not tolerate any indiscipline," he said.

No arrests has been made so far, police said, adding
that the traffic police personnel allegedly roughed up by the
jawans included two women constables.


First Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 09:45

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