Three jawans of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) were suspended on Monday for allegedly misbehaving and assaulting an Army jawan in G Udaygiri area on Sunday morning. The suspended jawans are Brajabandhu Sia, Anjan Kumar Pradhan and Deepak Kumar Panda.
The IRB jawans had allegedly assaulted the Army jawan Laxman Pradhan of G Udaygiri who had come to the local market along with his wife Baisali, brother Sanjaya and eight-month-old child. The incident occurred over an heated exchange of words between the three and Laxman. Following the incident, locals protested the unruly behaviour of the three jawans and chased them away from the spot. They also blocked the road by putting up boulders and burning tyres.
On the other hand, Laxman and his family members sat on a hunger strike near the Gandhi Square protesting the behaviour of the three jawans. They also demanded disciplinary action against them. Subsequently, Additional Sub-Collector of G Udaygiri Pradeep Rout held a meeting with the the local IRB commandant and locals and a decision was taken to place the three under suspension.