Probe panel for action against 13 soldiers
Mahendranagar, April 3-The military probe committee, formed to probe the incident in which 150 villagers of Kanchanpur’s Rauteli Bichawa VDC-7, Imiliya, were beaten up 11 days ago, has urged the military court to punish 13 errant soldiers, including a captain.
The RNA’s far western divisional headquarter, in a press release on sunday, said the probe committee has recommended taking action against 13 soldiers of the Simhapur Post, who were deployed for the security of the Royal Shukpafanta Wildlife Reserve and who havebeen held responsible for the incident.
The errant soldiers include a captain, a team head second lieutenant, a Jamadar and 10 soldiers. The recommendation was made sunday afternoon.
The probe committee headed by assistant brigade commander of the RNA’s number 25 Brigade stationed in Mahendranagar, Ram Krishna Adhikari, said thirteen soldiers of six dozen forces in the post were found guilty. Military officials, however, said that the military court would decide what action to take against them. The probe committee was told to submit its report within 72 hours.
Eleven days ago, the army had summoned 150 villagers to the army post after the Maoists killed an army man on holiday in village. All the villagers were severely beaten up.
The RNA’s divisional headquarters said that the victimised villagers have been provided relief materials and medical treatment.