EXCLUSIVE- I told at night, blow the Pakistan boat off, says Coast Guard DIG

Coast Guard DIG B K Loshali has been sacked for passing remarks that contradicted the government’s stand over the sinking of a Pakistani boat off the Gujarat coast last New Year’s eve, officials said.

“Loshali is no longer in Coast Guard service. He was dismissed on Saturday evening,” said the official.

“However, under judicial review, the Coast Guard DG can either confirm the decision of the GCM or rule against it. The DG also has the powers to soften the punishment by keeping the pension benefits unaffected even while confirming the dismissal,” the official said.