- CISF jawan shot two of his senior staff
- A senior jawan colleague was killed, another injured
- Head constable fired at colleagues with AK47 rifle
Kolkata News: A CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) jawan posted at the Indian Museum in Kolkata allegedly shot dead two of his colleagues on Sunday evening. In this incident, a senior colleague of the jawan was killed while another officer was injured. Head Constable AK Mishra, who allegedly opened fire, killed Assistant Sub-Inspector Ranjit Sarangi with an AK47 rifle, while Assistant Commandant Officer Suvir Ghosh sustained minor injuries, officials said.
Forcefully took the weapon from the unit’s arsenal
The accused chief constable claims that he was harassed in the unit. He has been arrested. The accused Mishra surrendered when CISF Inspector General (South East) Sudhir Kumar reached the spot, an official of the paramilitary force said. Kolkata Police also said CISF officials persuaded Mishra to lay down his arms and surrender. It is alleged that Mishra forcefully took the weapon from the armament of the unit and emptied the entire magazine on the people.
Court of Inquiry order regarding the incident
Two persons injured in the fire were taken to Government SSKM Hospital where Sarangi died. The CISF has ordered a court of inquiry to find out the cause of the incident. Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Goel said, “The incident took place around 6.30 pm. One CISF jawan is dead while the other is injured. We have arrested the accused head constable.” He said that after receiving information about the fire at the museum, the Deputy Commissioner of Police reached the spot along with a battle group and a rapid response team.
The museum’s security is handled by the CISF since December 2019
Goyal told reporters, “We are in touch with the CISF. We have successfully convinced the accused to lay down arms. We are investigating the matter.” The incident took place this evening at the barracks built in India’s oldest and largest museum complex.The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been handling the security of the museum since December 2019. The museum located in the heart of Kolkata is an autonomous organization under the Union Ministry of Culture.
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