Assam Rifles whistleblower Ramesh Chand allegedly discharged from service prematurely

As told by him to the Imphal Free Press, he was discharged on November 25 in connection with his exposure of illegal operation in the Assam Rifles.


Ramesh Chand Sharma (PHOTO: IFP)

Whistleblower Ramesh Chand Sharma of the 30th Assam Rifles was allegedly discharged from his service from the Assam Rifles prematurely. He also alleged threat to his life. 

As told by him to the Imphal Free Press, he was discharged on November 25 in connection with his exposure of illegal operation in the Assam Rifles. Sharma joined the AR in 1981 and his superannuation is due in March, 2022. 

Following the discharge order, Ramesh Chand Sharma moved out of his camp of 30th AR situated at Zoupi, Chandel district. On reaching AR Kakching sector, all his possessions were seized under the order of his commandant, and was allegedly threatened. 

Aggrieved by the treatment meted out to him and in view of the alleged threat to him, he petitioned the chief minister to provide him security. He also drew the attention of the chief minister, seeking to help to be reinstated in the Assam Rifles. 

In his petition to the chief minister, Sharma stated, “Also there is a threat to life and please get me help of Manipur Police.” He also mentioned that he has spent his entire life serving in the Northeast. 

In April 2018, Ramesh Chand Sharma in an interview with IFPexposed how unregistered weapons were secretly procured illegally by the central forces. He alleged that the weapons were to be used for fake encounters and surrender drama, to get promotions, particularly by the officers. 

First Published:Dec. 1, 2020, 11:51 p.m.

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