Updated: December 9, 2017 9:43:30 pm
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.
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.”
बासागुड़ा हादसे में सीआरपीएफ के श्री वी के शर्मा, श्री मेघ सिंह, श्री राजबीर और श्री जी एस राव के निधन का दुखद समाचार मिला, मेरी संवेदनाएँ उनके परिजनों के साथ हैं, साथ ही मैं घायल हुए श्री गजानंद के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की कामना करता हूँ।
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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