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Army men Attached to Deolali Artillery Centre Attack Nasik Police Station

Nasik Police Commissioner says 100  army men  booked and will be arrested

BeyondHeadlines Correspondent

NASIK :  Resident of Maharashtra woke up to a rude shock after over 100 army men attached to the Deolali Cantonment based  Artillery Centre in Nashik went on a rampage on Wednesday and ransacked a police station and even beat policemen following an incident of an  Army officer being booked by the Nashik City police. The incident has sent shockwaves across the police department and citizens in the state of Maharashtra.

“Around a 100 jawans have been booked in connection with the incident they all will be arrested as as per the provisions of the law,” Nashik Police Commissioner Kulwant Sarangal informed media persons.

Over 100 jawans  gheraoed  the Upnagar police station currently headed by Police Inspector Namrata Desai, and  went on destroying property and attacking police constables. The jawans were angry  after one of their officers was booked by the police for obstructing policemen from performing their duty.

According to the local police Ashish Bagul, an officer undergoing training at the School of Artillery, had gone to the Upnagar police station on Tuesday night to file a complaint . He  had allegedly parked his bike  in front of the police station and it was objected by the policemen on duty . Bagul had  allegedly entered into an argument with a cop  after he asked Bagul to park his two wheeler at the appointed place . The incident is also being viewed from the angle of bruised pride on the part of the army official booked, police said.

The police   filed a case against Bagul and his friend under Section 353 for obstructing an officer on duty. As per the procedure a case was filed and Bagul was handed over to the military personnel. However, agitated army officers stormed the police station on Wednesday. A few police personnel were injured in the incident and were treated at the Nashik Civil Hospital.As per the military rules, offending personnel need to be handed back to the Army after the local police files a case.

ARMY VERSION:

ALLEGED CASE OF ALTERCATION AT NASHIK BETWEEN POLICE AND OFFICERS OF SCHOOL OF ARTY, DEOLALI  

  1. It has been reported that there has been a case of alleged altercation at Nashik, between police and some officers undergoing training at the School of Arty, Deolali. The incident took place in the afternoon of 14 January 2015 at Upnagar Police Station at Nashik. Police officials and the authorities at School of Arty have initiated investigations to go into the details of the incident. Army and police are working closely in this case and all help is being extended by the School of Arty in the ongoing investigations. As per the initial report the reason for the alleged altercation was the alleged detention and manhandling of an officer of School of Arty on the night of 13 January 15 by the police personnel of the Upnagar, Police Station. The said officer was on leave at Nashik itself and had gone to the Police Station, Upnagar in connection with a family dispute.
  2. Joint investigation by police and Army authorities is on and they have assured that exemplary action will be initiated against all involved in the incident after the investigations are over.
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