NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – Indian government has decided to try former Coastguard DIG B.K. Loshali in a military court for disagreeing with a government statement that blamed Pakistan for sending in a terror-boat to India during January this year.
The court martial proceedings against Loshali will start in September this year, reported Time of India.
According to the Indian newspaper, the board of inquiry was constituted after the Indian Coastguard found Loshali’s reply to the show cause notice ‘unsatisfactory’.
Loshali had stated that he ordered the the Pakistani boat to be blown up off the Porbandar coast.
“The BOI had called for strict action. The General Court Martial Proceedings against DIG B K Loshali will start in September,” a defence source was quoted by ToI.
In a video leaked on social media Loshali had stated that he ordered the boat to be blown up which was contrary to the official Indian version of events which claimed the boats crew had set their vessel ablaze.
Following the video leak, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as well as the Coastguard continued to maintain that the vessels crew had in fact “self-destructed” the vessel after being chased by the Indian Coastguard.