- CISF jawan shot two of his senior personnel
- A senior colleague of the jawan 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 rank officer Suvir Ghosh sustained minor injuries, officials said.
Forcibly took the weapon from the unit’s arsenal
The accused head constable claims that he was being harassed in the unit. He has been arrested. The accused Mishra surrendered when CISF Inspector General (South East) Sudhir Kumar reached the spot, a paramilitary force official said. Kolkata Police also said that CISF officials persuaded Mishra to lay down his arms and surrender. It is alleged that Mishra forcibly took the weapon from the unit’s armament and emptied the entire magazine on the people.
Court of Inquiry’s order regarding the incident
Two people who were injured in the firing were taken to the 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 happened around 6.30 pm. One CISF jawan has died while the other is injured. We have arrested the accused head constable.” He said that after receiving information about the firing in the museum, the deputy commissioner of police reached the spot along with a combat squad and rapid response team.
The security of the museum is being handled by 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 probing 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) is 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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