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Army officer transferred following Mizoram governor’s intervention

12 Aug (PTI): An army officer posted at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJW) at Vairengte has been transferred following the intervention of the Mizoram governor for allegedly misbehaving with the local people.

An official statement here said that the transfer order came after Mizoram Governor Lt. Gen. (retd) Nirbhay Sharma spoke to CIJW School Commanding officer Maj. Gen. Vivek Sehgal regarding complaints from the people of Vairengte, which lies on the Mizoram-Assam border.

The army officer, Col R Singh, was transferred to Guwahati yesterday, it said.

The Young Mizo Association (YMA) of Vairengte town had submitted a memorandum to Sharma seeking his intervention for the immediate transfer of the said officer.

In the memorandum, IMA alleged that Col Singh often organised football matches near the Vairengte local church during church services.

“The colonel, carrying pistol and other weapons like sword or knife, used to terrorise people in the streets of Vairengte and even abused women,” YMA had alleged, adding that “in an inebriated state, (he) also used to drive his motorcycle noisily and dangerously”.

Local community leaders in Vairengte had submitted an FIR against Col Singh on July 4 and again on August 5 while criminal cases have been registered against the officer at Vairengte police station.

The governor, meanwhile, expressed hope that the people of Vairengte and staff and personnel at the CIJW School would continue to live in harmony as they have done all these years.
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