Girl molested, journalist beaten at Punjab NCC camp

October 3rd, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 3 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) authorities in Punjab Friday initiated action against an official after he allegedly molested a girl cadet. A local journalist who went to cover the incident was beaten up by officials at the NCC camp, the police said. The girl was allegedly molested late Wednesday at a camp being held at Mahilpur, 20 km from this Punjab town.

The NCC official, Subedar Gurdeep Singh, was taken off duty Thursday after a NCC cadet complained that the official molested her.

“We will initiate court martial proceedings against him,” NCC camp head, Col. S.S. Goraya said.

The incident came to light only after a local journalist, Yogesh, who came to know about it, went to cover it. He was beaten up and his camera broken by officials at the NCC camp who wanted to cover up the incident, the police said.

He was taken to a hospital in Jalandhar city, 55 km away.

The police is investigating both incidents.

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