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Threat of serving army man works, DM orders a high-level inquiry

A serving soldier in the Indian army, Umesh Singh, has shown the way to get things done in Uttar Pradesh where officials reaction is either slow or is influenced by the ruling politicians, irrespective of the party they belong to.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 14 Oct 2016 7:54 AM GMT

Threat of serving army man works, DM orders a high-level inquiry
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Shahjahanpur: A serving soldier in the Indian army, Umesh Singh, has shown the way to get things done in Uttar Pradesh where official reaction is either slow or is influenced by the ruling politicians, irrespective of the party they belong to.

He ran from pillar to post to get the culprits who had a political connection punished . Subsequently, he issued a threat that he would turn a Pan Singh Tomar if action was not taken soon against them by the civil authorities. Tomar was also an army man who took up arms and killed quite a few unscrupulous elements following injustice done to him.

The threat of the army jawan this time worked. District Magistrate of Shahjahanpur , his home district, Ram Ganesh, has taken note of it and ordered a probe . Follow-up actions will be taken after the inquiry is completed. “ In any case I will see that justice is done to him” he assured him.

The issue has been also brought to the notice of authorities concerned at the state headquarters. He told the Newstrack.com that the inquiry report would be also sent to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav because he had issued a clear instructions to all concerned that defence personnel who are defending the borders are “ properly treated” and that their cases should be taken up on a priority basis.

History of his case:

Umesh Singh has been posted at Rajasthan border and his parents have no other member of the family living with them in his village in the district. On October 5 last some armed dacoits raided the house and decamped with cash and valuables. Umesh took leave, came to the village, overpowered the dacoits who were suspected to have committed the crime and handed them over to the police officials concerned.

And as it happens in many such cases, they were let off by the police under pressure from a ruling party’s influential person. It was too much for the army man and he threatened the district officials with actions similar to the ones taken by Pan Singh Tomar who is no more.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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