Army jawan remains on tower

 After almost 72 hours of persuasion, the 35-year-old sepoy refused to come down from the tower at New Delhi railway station on Monday.

K Muthu climbed the tower at Ajmeri Gate around 1 pm on Friday and refused to come down despite appeals by police and Army officials over the past four days. The soldier, who is attached to the Engineers Regiment is being persuaded by the officers of his own regiment, who know him in his native language.

They have even tried to convince him by giving references about his friends and family, but he remains adamant on his demand to talk to the defence minister.
Police officials are not taking a risk of forcibly bringing him down, fearing he may jump from the 200-feet tower, said a senior police official.

He is being fed with fruitsfrom time to time and an ambulance and a police control room vehicle are ready in case of any emergency.

Muthu, who hails from Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, alleged that he was transferred five times in five years and wants to meet defence minister A K Antony with his complaints.
On Friday, he had thrown a bunch of papers and in one of the letters, he demanded his discharge from service due to alleged harassment by seniors. He had also requested the commanding officer to get his salary of the last eight months cleared.

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