Coast Guard DIG Loshali shunted out


New Delhi: The Coast Guard DIG Loshali who fanned controversy by claiming that he destroyed the Pak boat on December last year, has been removed from his post as Chief of Staff at Northwest region and attached to the Coast guard zonal headquarters in Gandhinagar.

“This is a routine procedure. Since a Board of Investigation is on, he has been attached to the zonal headquarters in Gandhinagar as per standard operating procedure,” Coast Guard sources said.

Loshali had earlier contradicted government claim that that the crew on an intruding Pakistani boat had set it ablaze. Defense Minister Manohar Parikar, the Ministry and the Coast Guard had maintained that when the boat was chased on the intervening night of 31 December and 1 January by Coast Guard ships, four men on board had set it ablaze.