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Two Paramilitary Jawans Killed in Firing by Colleagues in Gujarat’s Porbandar

The accused was identified as S. Inauchashingh, a rifleman constable

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: Two jawans attached to a paramilitary force were killed on the spot and two others were injured when another jawan, deployed by the Election Commission (EC) at Porbandar ahead of the ensuing Gujarat Assembly elections, opened fire on his colleagues for some unknown reason on Saturday night.

The incident occurred at Tukda Gosa village, located about 17 km away from Porbandar taluka and Porbandar district headquarters, where the EC has deployed paramilitary staff to maintain law and order along with local police.

The accused was identified as S. Inauchashingh, a rifleman constable attached to the 3rd Indian Reserve Battallion (IRB) (SAP 1445), Manipur, who fired indiscriminately from his assault rifle, an AK-47, on the other police staff.

The deceased were identified as: Thoiba Singh and Jitendra Singh, both attached to the 3rd IRB (SAP 1445), Manipur. 

The injured were identified as Chorjit, a rifleman constable attached to the 3rd IRB (SAP 1445), and Rohikana, attached to the 4th IRB.

The injured have been admitted to Bhavsinhji General Hospital, Porbandar, according to a note dated November 26 prepared by Assistant Sub Inspector J. P. Nandaniya, Control In-Charge, Police Control Room. “Further investigation is going on,” the note added. One of the injured received a bullet injury in his stomach, while another was hit on his leg.

The Election Commission has deployed an additional police force in Gujarat ahead of assembly polls scheduled to be held on December 1 and 5 for 182 seats in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.

89 seats will go to the polls in the first phase of elections, while the election for the remaining 93 seats will be held in the second phase.

The campaign is scheduled to end at 5 p.m. on Monday. The counting of votes is slated to be held on December 8.

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    Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

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