Army officer assaulted by Assam police personnel



Guwahati: Taking strong exception to the assault on one of its officers allegedly by Assam police constables here after his car collided with their vehicle, the Army on Sunday said it has launched an inquiry into the incident.

"The officer in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel was injured when he was assaulted by the policemen after his car collided with their vehicle at Jalukbari area of the city yesterday," Army spokesman Ranjib Sahu told a news agency here today.

Lt Col Rohit Behl was travelling with his family when he was assaulted even after he disclosed his identity and subsequently an FIR was registered with the police, he said.

The police version of the incident has been noted and the Army would hold an internal inquiry, he said adding a simultaneous probe will be done to identify the culprits.

PTI