- Constable Balbir Singh shot 32 rounds of bullet from his service INSAS rifle.
- To investigate the incident, CISF has constituted a Court of Inquiry.
- Multiple incidences forced CISF to introduce new leave system.
The forces are not fine, and there are many serious issues that have gone unnoticed for a long time that has led to BSF jawan's complaints in a viral video, followed by CRPF constable's rant on discrimination in another video and now, a CISF constable open fired and gunned down four of his colleagues.
This latest incident happened at a thermal power station in Nabinagar, Aurangabad in Bihar. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable Balbir Singh shot 32 rounds of bullet from his service INSAS rifle killing two of his colleagues on spot and causing fatal injuries to two others who died while being taken to a hospital.
According to police, the constable was depressed after being denied leaves and before open firing he had an argument with his senior officer.
To investigate the incident, CISF has constituted a Court of Inquiry.
Not a rare incidence:
CISF men open firing at seniors, colleagues and sometimes at themselves is not a rare instance anymore. There are repeated incidences mainly because of leave issues and other work-related issues.
In 2016, 58-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector of CISF, Raj Singh, committed suicide with his service gun for unknown reasons who was deployed in Delhi airport security wing.
The same year, CISF constable Harishkumar Goud during a heated argument shot down two colleagues, injured himself as well as his pregnant wife at a Ratnagiri power plant.
In August, a 30-year-old CISF constable hanged himself at the National Museum in the capital of India and it was alleged that he was depressed due to prolong illness.
In 2015, one constable committed suicide using his service rifle at a Delhi metro station, another one shot himself at the Chennai airport. A year before that at the Kalpakkam nuclear complex one CISF constable killed three colleagues with his service weapon.
In most of these cases, the reason for the act is not clear and investigations have been conducted.
As most of these incidences were incited by ill-treatment and leave issues, the CISF has decided to introduce new leave system after the recent firing in Bihar. This new system will let lower constabulary level officers decide the leaves for the staffers.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) falls directly under Union Ministry of Home Affairs, and their field of operations is wide.
From protecting non-nationalised industries and corporate sectors to providing security at the Airport and metro stations, CIFS servicemen are posted in multiple places across the nation, and they do heavy-duty work in civilian areas.
However, time and again various violent incidences do indicate that there are certainly serious issues in the force that needs to be addressed immediately.
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Last Updated Mar 31, 2018, 7:03 PM IST