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UN probe into firing incident in Liberia

delhi Updated: Jun 23, 2010 00:37 IST
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The United Nations has set up a board of enquiry to probe the incident of firing on a CRPF camp in Liberia allegedly by a Pakistani army officer.

According to CRPF officials, the officer had allegedly fired at a CRPF camp, which is part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia, on June 8 leaving a civilian seriously injured.

“There was some damage to property. Fortunately, no injuries were sustained by any of our personnel. UN has begun investigation in the matter and a board of enquiry has been set up,” a CRPF statement said.

According to CRPF, the incident occurred when two constables were manning a post. “Suddenly there was indiscriminate firing from outside the camp... On check, we found a civilian severely injured and admitted him to hospital,” an official said.

In a separate incident, a constable posted in the town of Monrovia in Liberia, where also an Indian Formed Police Unit is stationed, died in an accident.

“An officer (Dinesh Kumar Pandey) who was manning traffic was hit by a speeding vehicle in the night of May 30. He sustained serious skull injuries and was evacuated to Ghana for treatment, where he expired on June 5. His mortal remains were sent to India on June 10,” a CRPF statement said.