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Army acts against soldiers for not behaving in ‘professional manner’

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Several videos had purportedly showed Army personnel beating up youths and using abusive language.

Srinagar : The Army has taken action against some of its personnel found not behaving in a “professional manner” after investigating videos of alleged excesses against Kashmiri youths, Lt. Gen. JS Sandhu said on Saturday.

However, some of these videos, which had surfaced on social media, were doctored to some extent and do not give the entire story, the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps said.


He also told reporters that 100-110 militants were active in the south Kashmir region according to police.

On the sidelines of an event here, the Lt. Gen. was asked what action was taken on several videos that purportedly showed Army personnel beating up youths and using abusive language.

“Some videos have surfaced (on social media) and we have investigated these. Wherever we’ve got concrete evidence against soldiers, action has been taken. Some of these videos are very old and some have been doctored to some extent and do not give the entire story,” he said.

He said as far as the Army is concerned, it ensures that people continue working in a professional manner in the force.