The father of a Kargil war hero Capt Saurabh Kalia, chose to knock the doors of Supreme Court after Govt failed to answer his queries even after ten years of persistence. Capt Saurabh Kalia was captured by the Pakistan Army in 1999 and subjected to brutal torture.
He approached SupremeCourt seeking its direction to the Government to raise his son’s case at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. N K Kalia has alleged that his son Capt Sourav Kalia was captured as a prisoner of war but was killed in a gruesome manner in violation of the Geneva Convention.
Capt Kalia and five other soldiers of his patrolling team were captured alive on May 15, 1999 and kept in captivity where they were tortured and their bodies mutilated.Kalia along with five soldiers — Sepoys Arjun Ram, Bhanwar Lal Bagaria, Bhika Ram, Moola Ram and Naresh Singh of the regiment had gone for a routine patrol of the Bajrang Post in the Kaksar sector in Ladakh.