CHANDIGARH: The ITBP jawan, who had killed his superior and injured another colleague by opening fire at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie two days ago, surrendered before local police here on Sunday.
Sources said that ITBP constable Chandra Shekhar, hailing from Himanchal Pradesh, surrendered on Sunday morning in the Sector 36 police station here.
Shekar was reportedly absconding after shooting his superior Surendra Lal and colleague Akhtar Hussain. Lal died immediately and Hussain in recuperating in a hospital in Dehradun.
Shekar told police that the had hid the assault weapon and about 100 rounds of ammunition near the company garden area in Mussoorie. A team of Uttarakhand Police has arrived here to escort the accused to Mussoorie.
Sources said Shekhar was arrested and would be produced before a court to obtain a transit remand to Mussoorie.
Following the firing incident, the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) had decided to replace the unit guarding the academy with immediate effect.
Shekar was allegedly miffed by a disciplinary action initiated against him by sub-inspector Lal, resulting in an altercation between the two, following which Shekhar grabbed an LMG and pumped at least three bullets into Lal’s chest.