AYEYARWADDY DIVISION – Junta sources reported that a junta captian, who is the son of the warrant officer involved in the friendly fire case between junta officers at the Maupin entrance checkpoint, was dismissed from his position.
Both junta officers involved in the stated case died but the warrant officer alone was charged as the perpetrator and had his family removed the barracks and his son dismissed from his position.
“They were kicked out of the barracks and his son was also dismissed from the army. In this case, the warrant officer could have retaliated because of too much bullying from the higher up. And yet, he was treated as the criminal and punished internally,” said a source close to the junta community.
The junta council is reported to have chased out the family members of the warrant officer from the barracks and also rescinded the officer’s rights to his pension.
In the July 4 friendly fire between two junta officers at the Maupin entrance checkpoint, a junta captain was shot dead and the warrant officer shot himself dead.
The junta troops deployed at said checkpoint are said to be soldiers from No. 6 Training Regiment based at Shwemyintin Village in Pathein.