AK-47 brought from the arsenal; Head constable fired bullets at CISF jawans, one killed and another injured

A CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) jawan posted at the Indian Museum in Kolkata shot dead two of his colleagues. In this incident, a senior colleague of the jawan was killed, while another officer was injured. Officials said that the head constable who opened fire, A.K. Of. Mishra killed Assistant Sub-Inspector Ranjit Sarangi with an AK47 rifle, while Assistant Commandant rank officer Suvir Ghosh sustained minor injuries.

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 reported that CISF officials persuaded Mishra to lay down his arms and surrender.

Empty the whole magazine on the people

It is alleged that Mishra forcibly took the weapon from the unit’s armament and emptied the entire magazine on the people. 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 ascertain the cause of the incident.

accused head constable arrested

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. On receiving information about the firing in the museum, the Deputy Commissioner of Police reached the spot along with a combat squad and a quick response team. We are in touch with CISF. We have successfully convinced the accused to lay down arms. We are probing the matter.

CISF handling the security of the museum

The incident took place on Saturday 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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