Punjab, August 17: A shocking incident came to fore where NCC cadets were thrashed by their instructor with a belt after Independence Day celebrations at Phase VI Government College in Mohali on Tuesday.
The incident came to light after a video went viral on social media showing an angry turbaned youth thrashing the NCC cadets who were lying prostrate, with a belt.
The youth in question has been identified as Gurwinder Singh who is a contract employee in the water supply department.
The Deputy Commissioner has ordered a probe into the matter to Additional Deputy Commissioner Charandev Singh Mann and has also asked Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal to investigate the case properly.
College Principal Komal Baroka informed that a man was seen with a belt in his hand, was a former student of the college. “The so-called victims and the accused were having fun. We have recorded the statements of all of them, including Gurwinder Singh, in which they stated that no thrashing took place,” said the Principal, the Tribune reported.
When inquired what the youth was doing in the college, she claimed that he had arrived to witness the function.
Gurwinder Singh had prepared the cadets for the parade, sources said.
As per the source, he “thrashed” the cadets for doing some mischief in the NCC uniform. Gurwinder Singh admitted that he reprimanded them as they were doing pushups in the uniform, but denied that he did not thrash them. The victims identified as Amrit, Uttam Rawat, Prince, Satwinder Singh, Divyanshu, Manjit Singh and Ankush Dhiman — supported his claim.
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— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2017