Two Pakistani militants and as many soldiers, including a Naib Subedar, were killed in fierce gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Rajouri district on Thursday.
The accident took place at 6th Mile on New Jawahar Lal Nehru Road connecting Gangtok with Tsomgo Lake and Nathula near the India-China border
“Prima facie, it appears that the jawan first killed his colleague before shooting himself. We are looking into the matter to find out the reasons behind firing,” said Chatra SP Rishabh Jha.
The vehicles coming from these States are being checked thoroughly.
Twenty-two jawans were killed in the Maoist ambush in the inhospitable terrain of an edgy district of Bijapur, south Chhattisgarh, on Saturday.
As many as nine CRPF personnel were killed and three others critically injured when Maoists blew up a mine protected vehicle at Kistaram in the strife-torn Sukma district.
The minister said that these activists raise voice if an extremist is killed by the Police but take shelter in silence when large number of Jawans and innocent people are killed.
According to Sukma police, there was a complete breakdown since Sunday afternoon and connectivity was restored only a couple of hours after the attack.
The bloody scene at the ambush site near Burkapal in Sukma suggests the fierceness of the gunfight between the CRPF personnel and the outlawed Maoists.
The Maoists reportedly used few under-barrel grenade launchers, a sophisticated weapon used by security forces, to inflict fatal casualties on the troops by lobbing grenades in quick succession.
The study was commissioned by the Union Home Ministry during the UPA regime after high level of attrition.