Pak boat row: Coast Guard DIG a habitual offender in disciplinary matters, says reports

New Delhi, Feb 19: Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali who raked controversy by saying that the Pakistani terror boat, which blew itself up on the night of December 31, 2014 off the Porbandar coast, was actually destroyed by the Coast Guard, is not new to controversies.

According to report in IBN live, the Coast Guard DIG has been a serial offender in disciplinary matters. "He was previously pulled up for consuming too much alcohol. He was also removed from operational command of a ship in 2008," said the report.

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Meanwhile, Loshali has been served a showcause notice for his comments.

Loshali on Tuesday raked controversy by saying that he had ordered blowing up an intruding Pakistani boat off Porbandar coast on new year eve, but later he made a U-turn, claiming he was misquoted.

However, the Indian Express uploaded the video of DIG BK Loshali in which he says that he ordered on December 31 night to "blow up that boat" "Let me tell you. I hope you remember 31st December night... We blew off that Pakistan... We have blown them off. I was there at Gandhinagar and I told at night, blow the boat off. We don't want to serve them biryani," he said at a function in Surat yesterday.

Later Loshali said, "I was not privy to whatever was happening. I have been misquoted. I had mentioned that no anti-national element will be allowed to breach our coastal security and we are not going to serve them biryani.
Inspector General KR Nautiyal said in Delhi that that they had received a statement from Loshali who had denied making any such statement.
What he said, Loshali claimed, was that "anti-national" elements won't be served briyani and dealt with according to the law of the land.

Defence Ministry and Minister Manohar Parrikar had said soon after the incident that the boat set itself on fire when its crew were asked to surrender.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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