According to the reports, the Coast Guard DIG B K Loshali has been sacked by a five-member General Court Martial (GCM) in Mumbai, for contradicting the Modi government’s stand over the sinking of a Pakistani boat off the Gujarat coast last New Year’s eve.
The five-member Board of Inquiry, found Loshali’s remarks in contradiction to the statements made by the Ministry of Defence, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and the Coast Guard. The Board found little merit in Loshali’s statement that it was he who that night was present there, ordered to blow the boat off. He stood on his statement, and thus contradicted the Indian government’s stand that the boat (Pakistani boat when cornered) “blew itself off”. The contradiction led to a major embarrassment to the Government and the Coast Guard, said General Court Marshal.