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CRPF constable opens fire at camp in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, kills 4 colleagues after altercation

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the incident and said that he stood with the families of the victims in their time of grief.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Raipur |
Updated: December 9, 2017 9:43:30 pm
CRPF jawan killed, CRPF, Chhattisgarh, Chharttisgarh jawan killed, Bijapur, CRPF firing, Indian army, Chhattisgarh: Senior police officers confirmed that the constable who opened fire with an AK 47 rifle has been apprehended. (Source: ANI photo)

Four CRPF personnel were killed and one other injured after a CRPF jawan opened fire following an altercation at the Basaguda camp in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. The camp, in one of the most sensitive left wing violence hit areas of the district is home to the 168th battalion of the CRPF. Senior police officers confirmed that the constable who opened fire with an AK 47 rifle has been apprehended.

Senior police officials said that around 5 pm at the Basaguda camp, constable Sant Kumar had an altercation with ASI Gajanand Kumar, after which he opened fire with his INSAS rifle. “In that, four personnel were killed, while Gajanand Kumar has a bullet injuries in his ribs. The bodies and the injured ASI have been evacuated by helicopter,” said DM Awasthi, Special DG Anti Naxal Operations. The deceased have been identified as SI VK Sharma, SI Megh Singh, ASI Rajbeer and constable GS Rao.

CRPF jawan killed, CRPF, Chhattisgarh, Chharttisgarh jawan killed, Bijapur, CRPF firing, Indian army, The deceased have been identified as SI VK Sharma, SI Megh Singh, ASI Rajbeer and constable GS Rao. (Source: ANI photo)

Senior CRPF and police officials have rushed to the spot, and while they remained tightlipped on the exact version of events, said that a full enquiry will be conducted. P Sundar Raj, DIG Chhattisgarh Police(Dantewada division) said, “We will know more after senior CRPF officials finish their enquiries. Preliminary information suggests that firing happened only from one end, and this was after some internal conflict. How the accused was subdued or of he surrendered is a matter of further investigation.”

Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the incident and said that he stood with the families of the victims in their time of grief.

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