The Indian Army has refuted a media report on alleged torture of an individual named Rangan Hakhun, a resident of Malugaon near Ledo in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
“After thorough internal investigations and joint fact-finding with the Assam Police, Indian Army refutes the claims and clarifies that the alleged torture by troops of Indian Army is false and baseless,” the Indian Army said in a statement.
The statement also said there is no unit of Rajputana Rifles stationed at Jagun post.
The Army statement claimed the individual along with his son, the son of the Gaon Burha and other members of his village were taken to the Jagun Army Camp to confirm the claims made in the media report.
Subsequently, the individual also gave a byte to the media.
“In his statement in front of the media the individual stated that he was not picked up by the Indian Army troops and he was not tortured in the camp as claimed,” it said.
The Indian Army said it “assures that all its troops operate within the laid down rules and a strict check is kept in any kind of activity that could lead to any kind of human rights violations”.