Mussoorie: One dead as ITBP jawan shoots guards at IAS academy

  • HT Correpondent, Hindustan Times, Mussoorie
  • Updated: Jul 12, 2015 15:24 IST
Jawaan injured in the ITBP firing in Mussoorie being treated. (HT photo)

An Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan, posted as a security guard at a prestigious academy in Mussorie which trains the country's civil servants, shot at his colleagues on Friday, killing one and seriously injuring another.

Chandra Shekhar, an ITBP jawan posted at the main gate of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), also known as the IAS Academy, opened fire with his service revolver following an altercation.

After the incident at the academy's gate, the jawan fled into a nearby forest.

One of the injured, Surendra Lal (50), who took three bullets to his chest, died on way to the Landour Community hospital in Mussorie. The other security personnel has been sent to Dehradun for treatment.

"After shooting his colleagues, the accused Chandra Shekhar is absconding. We are making efforts to find him," said Ajay Singh, SP, Dehradun (city).

Officials at LBSNAA were not available for comment and the police refused to divulge further details.

ITBP jawans are employed for security duties at the LBSNAA. The entire unit was replaced after the shooting, PTI reported.

The incident has raised serious questions on the security arrangements at LBSNAA, where a few months ago a lady posed as an IAS officer and stayed illegally at the academy campus for several months.

The academy trains officers for the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and other services.

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