ITBP jawan guns down fellow officer in shooting spree at Mussoorie IAS academy


A day after he was punished by his senior, an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan went on a shooting spree killing his officer and injuring another personnel inside the prestigious IAS academy in Mussoorie on Friday.

The accused jawan, Chandra Shekar, reportedly even ran away with an assault rifle and 70 rounds of bullets from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.

ITBP force guards protect the premier IAS institute located in the hill station of Uttarakhand.

The story goes back to yesterday when sub-inspector Surendra sentenced Shekar for a day’s punishment over a disciplinary issue. Angry over the grounding, the constable opened fire with an LMG at around 6 pm killing Surendra and injuring constable Mohammed Alam.

ITBP director general Krishna Chaudhary said he has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident and a replacement of the unit deployed at task.

The LBSNAA was established in Mussoorie in 1959. From their 34th battalion, the ITBP has close to 80 troops posted at the premier institution.