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Soldier who accidentally crossed LoC court marshaled


New Delhi, Oct 26: An Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chavan, has been court marshalled after he was found guilty of crossing the LoC and entering Pakistan controlled territory.

An Army court has recommended nearly three months imprisonment for him.


Official sources said that the Army court sentenced Chavan to nearly three months in prison but the quantum of punishment is yet to be approved by appropriate authorities.

Sepoy Babulal Chavan was tried by a General Court Martial and he has pleaded guilty, they said.

Chavan can appeal against his sentence. Chavan, posted with 37 Rashtriya Rifles, had mistakenly crossed the boundary in Kashmir hours after India's surgical strikes on terrorist bases across the LoC in September last year.

In January, he was handed over to India by Pakistan. Chavan belongs to Borvihir village in Dhule district of Maharashtra. His grandmother had died of shock following the news of his capture by Pakistani troops.


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