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Three Armymen held after man dies in scuffle

A retired Brigadier along with his Lt Colonel son and a Major have been arrested on charges of murder in a road rage case, after a man allegedly died while intervening in a scuffle between them and a couple over a “minor” collision of their vehicles.

Retired Brigadier Arun Kasta, his son Lt Col Arjun Kasta and son-in-law Major Rahul Palak, all from Gurgaon, were sent to 14 days judicial custody by Duty Magistrate Jarnail Singh on Sunday after they were produced amid tight security.

The cause of the scuffle, that took place late on Friday night, was a “minor collision” between the vehicles of the couple and the Army officers, police said.

They were booked under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC and arrested on Saturday on the complaint of the victim’s kin Anil Kapoor. They claimed that Kapoor died after he was pushed by the officers, police said.

The army officers were on their way back to Lt Col Kasta and Major Rahul’s official residence at Mamun cantonment here after a dinner when their vehicle collided with the vehicle of the couple at Dalhousie road here and a spat ensued, police said.

Kapoor and his friend Vinay Kumar, who were travelling in a car, intervened in the matter, police said, adding that the army officers, who were accompanied by two women, allegedly entered into a scuffle with Anil, who then fell on the ground.

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