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Jawans assault cops in Pune; Army orders inquiry

Last updated on: February 01, 2012 15:07 IST

Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry to probe an incident in Pune where the local police alleged its constables were assaulted by a group of soldiers after caught driving into a no-entry area.

"College of Military Engineering has ordered a Court of Inquiry headed by a Colonel. After investigation appropriate action will be taken," Army officials said in Pune on Wednesday.

The incident took place after two young officers entered a bridge, which was not meant for two wheelers. They were stopped at the other end of the bridge by a constable and told to pay a fine, they said.

"As the officers were paying the fine, another constable reached the spot and mentioned that he was harassed in the

Army area for not wearing a helmet and now he will sort them (two young officers) out, leading to a confrontation between them," officials claimed.

The two officers were then taken to the police station.

However, according to the local police, the trouble started when an Army person attached to the CME, riding a motorbike, was stopped by a traffic constable at Sambhaji Bridge for running into a no-entry area.

They then returned with his friends and allegedly assaulted the policemen at the nearby outpost, police said, adding they also broke the cameras of mediapersons who had rushed to the spot.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Jadhav said the CME jawans had allegedly abused and assaulted police constables and action was being taken against the culprits.

The Southern Command authorities on Wednesday said no case of indiscipline will be tolerated and strict action will be taken against those involved in the incident in which two Army personnel allegedly assaulted traffic cops in Pune following an altercation.

"The Southern Command authorities will not tolerate any case of indiscipline and strict action will be taken against those found involved," a Southern Command spokesman told PTI when asked about the incident on Tuesday night.

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