In a continuation of abusive behaviour by Army Jawans in trains, 2 army Jawans were arrested for eve-teasing in the train to Delhi. There have been several episodes of bad behaviour by brawny army Jawans in trains, including the incident where 7 persons were thrown out of the train in Shikohabad in 27 January 2005 leading to the death of 5 persons. I remember the date and incident clearly, because the day before the news, I myself was almost pushed out my train in Londa with my family, by a group of Jawans who occupied all the remaining seats. I fortunately stood my ground and my seat courageously and live to tell the tale today.
These continuing incidents reflect on the lack of ‘training’ of basic courtesy by Jawans, and an apathy on Army Chiefs to drive a clear message to the Jawans.
Two army jawans arrested on charge of eve teasing
2 Jan 2009.
EGUSARAI (BIHAR): Two Army jawans were arrested on the charge of teasing the wife of a senior government official aboard the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar.
Government Railway Police (GRP) officer Ishwarchand Vidyasagar said on Friday that the lady, wife of assistant General Manager of NTPC, lodged an FIR with the GRP when the train reached Barauni station.
The lady in her FIR alleged that three jawans of Sikkim Jat battalion boarded the compartment B 42528 at Katihar railway station and entered her coupe on Thursday night. They then hurled lewd remarks and made obscene gestures, the woman recounted.
While two jawans Ajit and Niraj were arrested, another accused Narottam managed to flee, Vidyasagar said.