Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed condolences on the deaths of four CRPF personnel after a jawan opened fire on fellow soldiers in Sukma.
The incident took place at around 3:45 am on Monday when the jawan, identified as Reetesh Ranjan, opened fire on his fellow soldiers in the camp of the CRPF 50th battalion in Linganpalli village under Maraiguda police station.
Four CRPF personnel were killed while three others were seriously injured in the incident. The injured jawans are undergoing treatment at the Bhadrachalam area hospital.
Expressing grief over the unfortunate incident, CM Baghel asked police officers to take all necessary measures to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
CM Baghel tweeted (in Hindi), “The incident of death of 4 jawans in the firing incident by a jawan at Maraiguda Linglapalli CRPF camp in Sukma district is very sad and unfortunate. The police officers have been asked to take all necessary measures to ensure that such incidents do not recur.”
“My condolences to the families of the soldiers who died in the incident. The officers have been directed for better treatment of the injured soldiers in the incident,” the Chhattisgarh chief minister added.
Meanwhile, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has ordered a court of inquiry to investigate the matter.