Indian Army quashes Times of India article

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Leading daily Times of India did a story titled ‘How Suspended Armyman Pulled Off Burglaries’ which caught the attention of Indian Army.

The Times of India story detailed an operation done by a joint team of military intelligence and Delhi Police crime branch which was launched to investigate the source of military stickers found on the car of suspended Military Engineering Service (MES) officer Dharamvir aged 54 who was arrested this Tuesday after series of burglaries in Delhi Cantonment.

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The article described Dharamvir as a ‘rogue Armyman.’

Taking this article into account, today, ADGPI-Indian Army issued a statement, along with the screenshot of the Times of India article and pointed to the nuances which went missing in the report. It said:

“Wrong heading in news article in Times of India today ‘How Suspended Armyman Pulled Off Burglaries’. Heading has ‘Armyman’ which is wrong. Alleged crime committed by Civil MES employee & not an Army personnel.”

Here is the tweet statement by the Army:

Following this statement, people have taken to the internet to tell the leading newspaper, just what they think about it. Here are the few reactions:

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