Army to court-martial soldier who used social media to complain

Friday, 01 Dec, 12.15 pm

The Indian Army will court-martial Lance Naik Yagya Pratap Singh, the soldier who used social media to air his grievances against the Sahayak system prevalent in the army.

Lance Naik Singh, who was serving in 14 Rajput, was to retire on Thursday. He has now been attached to the administrative battalion of the Rajput regimental centre till the completion of the district court martial proceedings against him, according to the order issued by Lt Gen Harish Thukral, General Officer Commanding Uttar Bharat.

The soldier criticised the Sahayak system in the army and alleged that he was forced to "wash clothes, polish boots and walk dogs" for seniors.