Army files FIR against erring IRBs

Dimapur, January 21 (MExN): Responding to the assault meted out to an AR personnel by IRB cadres, the Army has filed an FIR against the defaulters under Indian Penal Code Section 325 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and  Section 395 (Dacoity) at the East Police Station, Dimapur.
The Army in a press note stated that on January 20,  expressing concern over the incident , the Army authorities deputed a Brigadier and a Colonel from Rangapahar Military Station, who had met the SP  and conveyed  that such heinous acts call for prompt and strict action by police. Army authorities brought out that there are a large number of soldiers from Nagaland who are serving in various parts of the country and they return to Nagaland   to meet  their families and friends.
"Such atrocities on an Army jawan who is on leave not only affects the morale of the Naga jawan and his family  but also it can  act as a catalyst to disturb the peace and security in the locality unless Police authorities initiate action to prevent such incidents and book  the defauters at the earliest," it lamented.
The note stated that Sepoy Robinson Komou, an Army jawan belonging 2 Assam Regiment, presently posted at Lucknow, was  brutally assaulted by some personnel of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) without any provocation on January 18 night while the former was returning from Railway station, Dimapur after booking the train ticket.
It also added that the Assam Regiment jawan’s cell phone and other personal documents were also stolen by the IRB persons. The jawan, who was found in an unconscious  state after the incident,  is now undergoing treatment in the Military Hospital. “The incident has been viewed very seriously by Army authorities at all levels.”