Drunk ITBP jawan goes on rampage; sets office on fire

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2014 20:01 IST

A drunk Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan went on rampage, smashing vehicles, firing several rounds in the air and set the special bureau of ITBP office on fire, late on Saturday evening.

The incident occurred in Moti Tibba area near Dalhousie town. The ITBP special bureau office as well the record kept in the building was completely gutted.

According to the Dalhousie police, they got information about the fire following which a team of police personnel and fire fighters was rushed to the spot immediately.

“An ITBP jawan Hitesh Kumar Joshi who was on guard duty at the office told that another jawan Aman Kumar set the office on fire after a scuffle with his colleagues,” told Dalhousie deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Santosh Kumar.

Three jawans were on duty at the office while the guard incharge Havildar Sanjay Singh was on leave.
Police told that accused jawan after finishing off his duty on Saturday, brought a civilian to the office to which on duty jawan Anil Kumar objected. However, the accused and the person accompanying him had some drinks inside the office.

Heavily drunk Aman scuffled with Anil who sustained injuries on hand and ran towards the nearby ITBP office to save his life.

“Aman first chased Anil firing several rounds in the air with his rifle and then smashed three private vehicles with rifle butt,” said the police officials.

“The accused then returned to the office and set it on fire by pouring kerosene oil. The wooden building was completely gutted in the devastating blaze even as the fire fighters made best efforts to douse the flames,” the officials added.

The police have arrested the accused jawan and a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

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