The young army officer whose leg got fractured in the fracas between them and police officials in Indore on Wednesday night might not be able to continue in the Infantry wing of the Army as his injury is supposed to be serious, according to information gleaned from sources in the Army.
He is believed to have been shifted to Command Hospital in Lucknow for further treatment. Two other armymen, including one with a broken arm, have also been shifted to Lucknow.
The army officials in Mhow are not commenting on the entire episode, but action is being contemplated against the Young Officers or YOs who broke the rule.
According to information, none of the YOs who took part in the revenge attack will be given 'I' grade - the highest possible grade - in the course they are taking at Mhow. Also they have been grounded inside the campus and have been told not to ride their bikes.
At an internal inquiry that is being conducted, action is likely against the YO who stole a rifle from the Vijaynagar police station and also against those who broke the gate of the campus, where the YOs stay.
According to Army sources, who presented their side of the story, the trouble began when some Armymen were standing outside BCM Heights when a PCR van came and one of the cops told them to go home. One of the cops was drunk. At this one of the Armymen said that they were from the army in Mhow. At this one of the cops allegedly said, "Toh Kya Ukhar Loge?". The altercation continued and one of the policemen caught one an armyman by the collar and shoved him and a free for all started. Soon another PCR van came to the spot and the cops beat up the armymen and took them to the Vijaynagar police station where they were further humiliated.
52 armymen identified
DIG Santosh Kumar Singh, while talking to Hindustan Times, said "Senior army officials met collector and me on Thursday evening and told us about the action they are taking against the armymen. They have identified 52 armymen and inquiry is going on. The rifle which was taken away from the Vijay Nagar police station has been located and we will recover it through proper channel. Further investigation in the case is going on."