The Hush Post: First he brought fame for his family and country, now he has brought shame for them.
A Punjab-origin Charanpreet Singh Lall is the first Sikh guardsman in the Army of the United Kingdom. Thus he had created a history for his community. Now, again he has created a history in the negative terms. As he has been tested positive for cocaine, he faces expulsion and may be kicked out soon, a report said.
Lall had created history when he became the first to wear a turban during an annual parade. This occasion was of British Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday ceremony.
Punjab born Charanpreet Singh Lall had moved to Britain with family as a kid. He joined the UK Army in January 2016
A 22-year-old Sikh soldier had made headlines across the globe for wearing the turban during the Trooping the Colour in June.
Last week he failed a random drugs test, with insiders claiming he registered “high levels” of cocaine, The Sun reported.
“Guardsman Lall has been discussing it openly in the barracks. The Guards carry out public duties at the Palace. It’s disgraceful behaviour,” the report quoted a source as saying.
“It is for his commanding officer to decide if he gets the boot — but anyone caught taking Class A drugs can expect to be dismissed,” the report said.
“Everyone’s shocked. He was put in the limelight and now he’s brought only embarrassment,” it was reported.
He is one of the three soldiers who failed the test at Windsor’s Victoria Barracks.
“I can confirm that a number of soldiers from the Coldstream Guards are under investigation for alleged drugs misuse,” Brig Christopher Coles, Head of Army Personnel Services Group was quoted in the report.
Lall was born in Punjab moved to the UK with his family as a kid. He joined the UK Army in January 2016.