The commandant of 2nd battalion of Special Armed Forces (SAF) in Gwalior has ordered an inquiry following a complaint of harassment by two newly recruited constables against their senior.
The constables — Salman Khan and Vivek Shukla -- lodged a complaint to the commandant and Kampoo police station in Gwalior that their senior, AK Dwivedi, beat them up for failing to feed his dog.
The constables alleged that Dwivedi, an assistant commandant-rank official, also made them do his domestic works.
The commandant of the battalion, Kumar Saurabh, has handed over the to deputy commandant Rajendra Verma. “If evidences are found to corroborate the charges, action would be initiated against Dwivedi,” Kumar told HT.
Gwalior additional superintendent of police Dinesh Kaushal said police had also instituted a separate team to probe the allegations.
Dwivedi, however, refuted the allegations, claiming the recruits were misled and making false charges against him.
He said his dog was merely a month old and did not eat chapatis as alleged by the recruits. He counter-alleged that the constables remained absent from duty without information.