Four Army personnel were killed in a firing incident at Bathinda military station in Punjab on Wednesday morning, the Army said. Quick reaction teams were activated following the firing incident at 4:35 am.
Army soldiers who got killed in Bathinda firing were from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Two of the slain jawans hailed from Karnataka and the other two from Tamil Nadu.
Indian Army personnel who lost their lives in a firing incident took place in Bathinda Army station on Wednesday morning belonged from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Two of the slain soldiers were from Tamil Nadu and the other two were from Karnataka.
The suspected attackers went towards a forested area near the barracks on seeing the jawan, stated the FIR. Later, the two Army officers who went inside the barracks found Sagar Banne (25) and Yogesh Kumar J (24) in dead. In another room Santosh M Nagaral (25) and Kamalesh R (24) were found lying dead. All the four were killed during firing and their bodies bore bullet marks. The Army had informed the families of the deceased soldiers about the incident.
How 'masked' men used axe, INSAS rifle to attack Army personnel in Bathinda army station
The two suspects in the firing incident at the Bhatinda military station were carrying INSAS rifle and an axe with their faces covered, Indian Army said in its FIR. As per the report, the two unidentified ‘masked’ men were wearing kurta-pajama and were spotted around the army station at the time of incident.
In another update, the Army traced the missing INSAS rifle along with the magazine suspected to be used in the firing incident. Now, the joint team of the Army and Punjab Police will conduct the forensic investigation of the found weapon for finding more details. (Read full story)
Missing INSAS rifle at Bathinda military station found
Indian Army found the INSAS rifle that was reported missing at the Bathinda Military Station, where four soldiers were killed in a firing incident on Wednesday.
It was suspected that the missing rifle was used in the firing incident. The Army's South Western Command said that a search team found the INSAS rifle along with magazine. The found weapons are now with Army and police joint teams. They will undertake forensic analysis of the weapon for more details.
The remaining number of rounds in the INSAS rifle will only be available after forensic analysis. The Punjab Police and the Indian Army is currently carrying the joint investigation to find out more details.
Bathinda Military Station firing: Police register case against unknown persons
Police registered a case against two unknown persons for their links in Bathinda Military Station firing case, reported ANI. Four Army personnel got killed in a firing incident that took place at Bathinda military station in Punjab on Wednesday morning.
Not a terror incident, probe is underway, Punjab ADGP
The shooting incident is not a terror case and a probe is being done on the matter, said Punjab Additional DGP Surinder Pal Singh on the Bathinda Military Station firing incident on Wednesday.
He also added that an FIR was lodged 2-3 days ago regarding the missing rifle and the matter was being investigated.
“This is not a terrorist incident. Probe is being done. An FIR was lodged 2-3 days ago regarding the missing rifle and the matter is being investigated. We are in touch with Army officials," Surinder Pal Singh told ANI.
Army Chief briefs Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the Bathinda Military Station firing incident
After the firing incident killed four Army personnel in Bhatinda's military station on Wednesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been briefed by Army Chief General Manoj Pande on the issue, reported ANI.
‘Matter of an internal fight’ says Punjab Minister Anmol Gagan Maan
Punjab Minister Anmol Gagan Maan has shared an update on Bathinda Military Station firing incident. "It is a matter of an internal fight. I have spoken to SSP and investigation is underway," she said.
No information on those behind the gunshot incident
Information on those behind the gunshot incident in the prohibited campus is still awaited, but some officials said that two men in civilian clothes may have been involved, a report by Hindustan Times has said.
Few Army personnel likely behind Bathinda firing: Report
Punjab police sources told India Today that a few Army personnel might be behind Bathinda military station firing.
Seems an internal issue as a rifle missing: Top sources
As per initial reports, it seems an internal issue as a rifle with ammunition had been missing for the last two days. Search ops are underway inside military station where there is thick plantation in some areas, top sources told ANI
28 bullets went missing on Monday
According to sources all entry gates of the Army Cantonment in Bathinda have been closed. They said that one Insas rifle with 28 cartridges had gone missing about two days ago and some Army personnel may be behind this incident.
4 Army Jawans killed in firing incident at Bathinda Military Station
The Indian Army has released a statement on the firing incident at Bathinda Military Station. “Four army jawans of an artillery unit succumbed to gunshot injuries sustained during the firing incident at Bathinda Military Station. No other injuries to personnel or loss/damage to property reported. The area continues to be sealed off and joint investigations with Punjab Police are being coordinated to establish the facts of the case. All aspects including the possible case of involvement of an INSAS rifle along with 28 rounds reported missing two days back are being ascertained," Indian army said. The families of Jawans killed in the incident are being informed about the loss of lives: Indian Army
Army Chief to brief Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on firing incident shortly
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be briefed by Army Chief General Manoj Pande on the Bathinda Military Station firing incident in a short while from now, news agency ANI has reported.
Watch: Gates of Bathinda Military Station closed following firing incident
Bathinda military station houses families of soldiers
The military station, located about six hours north of New Delhi, houses mostly families of soldiers and is a residential army base.
‘Not a terrorist attack’ Punjab's Additional Director General of Police, SPS Parmar
Punjab's Additional Director General of Police, SPS Parmar told PTI over phone, "It is not a terrorist attack, it is not an attack from outside. It is a fratricidal incident".
Watch: Visuals from outside Bathinda Military Station
HQ SW Command said that Station Quick Reaction Teams were activated and the area has been cordoned off and sealed. Here are visuals from outside Bathinda Military Station.
Cops rule out terror angle
ANI reported citing Punjab police sources that there is no terror angle in the firing incident. Sources added that all the entry gates of the Army Cantt in Bathinda have been closed. They said that one Insas rifle with 28 cartridges had gone missing about two days ago and some army personnel may be behind this incident.
Entire cantonment area has been sealed
All the entry gates of the Army Cantt in Bathinda have been closed.
Bathinda military station firing: Army statement
"A firing incident reported in the early hours of the morning around 04:35 hours inside Bathinda Military Station. Quick Reaction Teams were activated and the area was cordoned off and sealed," the Army said in a statement.
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