Head Constable A. K. Mishra killed Assistant Sub-Inspector Ranjit Sarangi with an AK47 rifle.
The accused head constable claims that he was being harassed in the unit. He has been arrested.
The CISF is handling the security of the Indian Museum since December 2019.
Kolkata: A CISF jawan posted at the Indian Museum in Kolkata allegedly shot two of his colleagues on Sunday evening. In this incident, a senior colleague of the jawan was killed while another officer was injured.
Officials said that head constable A.K. K. Mishra killed Assistant Sub-Inspector Ranjit Sarangi with an AK47 rifle while Assistant Commandant rank officer Suveer 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.
Emptyed the entire magazine on fellow workers
Kolkata Police also said that CISF officials persuaded Mishra to lay down his arms and surrender. It is alleged that Mishra forcefully took the weapon from the unit’s armament and emptied the entire magazine on the people.
#WATCH , Continuous firing by CISF Constable from his AK 47 in the Indian Museum CISF Barrack situated at Kolkata’s Park Street. One died on spot, while another was injured. The constable who fired is still inside, Kolkata Police force deployed on spot pic.twitter.com/WqucNr0RJA
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022
Two people who were injured in the firing were taken to the government-run SSKM Hospital, where Sarangi died. CISF has ordered a Court of Inquiry to ascertain the cause of the incident.
One CISF jawan injured
Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Goel said, “The incident happened at 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 a quick response team.
“We are in touch with the CISF. We have successfully convinced the accused to lay down arms. We are probing the matter,” Goyal told reporters. This incident happened in this evening.
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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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 06, 2022, 23:49 IST