A BSF constable, who allegedly deserted the force with a light machine gun and over 10 magazines after stabbing a fellow colleague last month in Kanachak sector along the international border near here, surrendered at his battalion headquarters in Akhnoor on Wednesday.
Identified as Rajeev Ranjan of Darbangha district in Bihar, the jawan had stabled his fellow colleague Raghubir Singh at Beli Azmat post over a trivial issue and fled along with an LMG and over 10 magazine containing 250 rounds on July 24.
However, Ranjan had taken leave from July 21 to August 9 for going home, but he kept staying at a local hotel in Jammu city along with some people. On July 24, he appeared at Beli Azmat post and allegedly stabbed his colleague over a trivial issue before fleeing with his LMG and magazines.
Two days later, a police party from the state nabbed two accomplices of the deserter BSF constable from Nakoder area of Jallandhar and recovered the LMG along with ammunition. Identifying them as Mukesh and Mithun, sources said that both of them were waiting for another accomplice at that time. However, Mithun was later let off by police as nothing incriminating was found against him.
On Wednesday morning, Rajiv Ranjan himself appeared at the BSF battalion headquarters and surrendered before the officials. His questioning was in progress, sources said, adding that it is being ascertained as to where he stayed after deserting the force and what prompted him to surrender.