The jawans, on a trip to Lalbagh on Sunday, were reportedly in an inebriated condition.
The incident took place at 4.30 in the evening when 41 jawans belonging to the Subsidiary Training Center (STC), Yelahanka, arrived at Lalbagh gardens.
The jawans, hailing from UP, Rajasthan and other states, were in Yelahanka for training and were on a picnic to Lalbagh.Their bus entered the public gardens without proper entry ticket.
Later the jawans allegedly started teasing girls, women and some of them started plucking flowers and plants. "Few of them started brushing against teenaged girls," police said. When some male members of the public and women protested, jawans reportedly assaulted some persons.
The incident was immediately reported to the security guards of Lalbagh who confronted the jawans. But the soldiers beat up the guards.
Immediately police were informed and two constables rushed to the scene, only to be beaten up by the drunken jawans.
When more police force reached the garden, the jawans panicked and fled the scene, abandoning their bus at Lalbagh.
Around six, including two police constables, three guards were injured in the incident.
Two separate cases have been booked against the jawans based on the complaint of a security guard and a police head constable. Police have arrested jawan Dileep Kumar and four others. "The rest are absconding," said DCP (South) HS Revanna. "Cases of assault on police, obstructing police duty, assault on public have been booked," he said.
(With agency inputs)