Fratricidal shootout

Fratricidal shootout


Courts awards life imprisonment to CRPF man for killing 3 colleagues

Kulgam, June 30: After 9 years, a local court here in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district awarded life imprisonment to a CRPF man for killing his 3 colleagues and injuring one.

In 2011, three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constables were killed and one critically injured in the fratricidal shootout inside a barrack of the 18 Battalion in Kulgam town. All four were working as drivers in the Force.

Police had lodged an FIR vide number 271/11 under section 302,307 and arrested six CRPF personnel for the incident that occurred after altercation broke out between the victim and the assailant.

The Court of Principal Sessions Judge Muhammad Ashraf Malik Kulgam according to news agency KNT gave its verdict after 9 long years and awarded life imprisonment to the accused constable, Sanjay Kumar who is the resident of Gomadi village of Uttar Pradesh.

The accused was in police custody all these years and he will spend the quantum of punishment in the jail.

Those who had become prey to the bullets of the convicted CRPF Constable were Suman Pillay, P Sibbu and Javaid Husain. The injured constable, SD Murthy, however, recovered after sustaining bullet injuries. (KNT)