An excerpt from the Times of India (click here to read the entire article)
According to Dushyant Singh, cheif security officer in the ministry of Home Affairs who is an eyewitness to the entire incident. "The train had reached the Bareilly station around 11.50 pm on Saturday when the captain stepped in. He immediately switched on all compartment lights. When we protested, he said he was "on duty'' and hence the lights need to be switched on,'' said Singh.
It was then that passengers called the TTE. The TTE, Ashok Pandey, tried to explain that lights are switched off between 10 pm and 6 am in every sleeper coach. "This infuriated Mallik and he pulled out his loaded weapon to threaten us.The RPF staff inside the train were also called but the army officer continued with his threats,'' said Singh.
According to RPF and Moradabad GRP sources, their colleagues inside the train then sent a message to Moradabad and asked senior officials to come to the platform.
When the train reached the platform, D K Sharma, senior divisional finance manager tried to control the station. It was already 2.30 am. "At Moradabad, I tried to intervene, but he threatened to shoot me. GRP then decided to switch off lights of the compartment. The officer took out torches and began waving them on us,'' said a GRP official. Ultimately, the train left half-an-hour later, its lights restored and switched on.
At Najibabad, the next station where the train halted, Singh lodged a complaint with the GRP and contacted Mallik's commanding officer, colonel Vivek Kocchar. According to RPF claims, even after Kochhar asked Mallik to behave, he defied his orders. When the train reached Dehradun, Kocchar who was personally present at the station asked the military to step in.
This honorable man in the uniform was identified as captain S S Mallik posted with 2/3 Gorkha Rifles at Dehradun.
Now i found the exact reason why i feel bad when i see so much deductions as TAX in my salary slip. I pay the tax so that government can provide free ration and cheap alcohol to such kind of Armymen!