Tue. May 21st, 2024

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered against an Army Major for allegedly opening fire on his colleagues and injuring five personnel, including three officers, in a camp in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir. The Major, identified as ‘Prince’, created panic about a possible terror attack, prompting his commanding officer to send his second-in-command. Attempts were made to calm the officer down, but he started firing indiscriminately and throwing grenades, causing injuries. The commanding officer and the Regimental Medical Officer also got injured when they rushed to the scene. The injured were taken to the hospital, and the Major has been detained and questioned. A Court of Inquiry has been initiated. The tense situation lasted for about eight hours before the officer was overpowered. The army initially stated that the officer was injured in a likely grenade accident, but official sources revealed that he fired on his colleagues without provocation. The Jammu-based defence PRO clarified that it was an internal incident and not a terrorist attack.

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