1 minute readArmy to investigate cadet beating video, hold enquiry

A grab from the video.

A grab from the video.

The Indian Army has responded to the publication of the video of a military cadet getting beaten with a hockey stick, in which Major General Shokin Chauhan, Additional Director General Public Information, has said, “This video depicting manhandling of a cadet in an Army training institution has come to our notice and we have taken suo-moto cognizance of it. We are presently examining the footage to identify its vintage and the persons involved. Once identified, an enquiry will be instituted and exemplary punishment awarded to the defaulter(s).” He also said corporal punishment or ragging was ‘unacceptable’ in any Army training institution.

Read the complete response, which was posted as comment to the StratPost story:

This video depicting manhandling of a cadet in an Army training institution has come to our notice and we have taken suo-moto cognizance of it. We are presently examining the footage to identify its vintage and the persons involved. Once identified, an enquiry will be instituted and exemplary punishment awarded to the defaulter(s).

It is clarified that any form of corporal punishment or ragging is unacceptable in any Army training institution and we have a zero tolerance policy towards such behaviour, in keeping with the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order banning ragging. Several advisories have been issued to the environment from time to time prohibiting such activity.

It is reiterated that strict instructions are already in place prohibiting such activity and any violation of these will not be condoned by the Army.

– Maj Gen Shokin Chauhan, Additional Director General of Public Information @adgpi

  3 comments for “1 minute readArmy to investigate cadet beating video, hold enquiry

  1. ashokcarrol
    October 5, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Dear GEN SHOKIN , 

    HI,
    MANY CONGRATS FOR BEING PROMOTED TOFLAG RANK TWO STAR OFFICER .THIS VIDEO REMINDS ME OF OUR DAYS IN  NDA . THE SAINIK SCHOOLS SCUM WAS THEN AND EVEN TODAY BRUTAL , BAD AND HORRIBLE . KILO SQUN BREAKING OF BONES , RIBS , ARMS AND LEGS WAS COMMON . IT APPEARS THE CONDITIONS REMAIN SAME WHETHER NDA , IMA , OTS OR NEW ACADEMIES . THIS BRUTAL BEATING AND RAGGING MUST STOP UNDER YOUR COMMAND NOW . HEADS OF SENIOR APPOINTMENTS , DIV OFFICERS MUST ROLL FREQUENTLY AND WITHOUT MERCY IF THINGS ARE TO CHANGE OR SOON IT WILL REMAIN LIKE BEFORE . NO PERSON BETTER THAN YOU CAN SEND ORDERS TO THE COMMANDANTS THEIR DEPUTIES AND BATTALLION CDRS . HOW ABOUT ENSURING ONE NCO OR JCO SLEEPING ON EACH FLOOR OF SQUADRONS ON DUTY . 

    BYE YOUR FRIEND
    CAPT  ASHOK CARROL
    09873474923

  2. amidarshi
    October 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    ShivAroor nothing new. Happens in all academies. In some, more than others.

  3. SinghNavdeep
    October 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    2/2 +… Army and we should be thankful to StratPost / SaurabhJoshi for bringing this to light and to adgpi for taking apt prompt action.

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