Firing At Kolkata Museum: Odia CISF Jawan Sent To 14-Day Police Custody

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: A local court in Kolkata remanded Akshay Kumar Mishra, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan from Odisha’s Dhenkanal district who fired indiscriminately inside the Indian Museum premises on Saturday, to 14 days’ police custody.

CISF Assistant Sub-Inspector Ranjit Sarangi, who was also from Odisha, was killed in the firing. CISF Assistant Commandant Subir Ghosh was critically injured in the incident.

Mishra has been booked under Section 379 (punishment for theft), Section 307 (punishment for attempt to suicide), Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 27 (punishment for using arms) of The Arms Act, 1959, an IANS report said.

After he was arrested on Saturday, senior officers of Kolkata Police questioned him at New Market police station.

During questioning, Mishra said his main target was Ghosh as he was being denied legitimate leave for the last two and half months, the IANS report said. He said he was denied leave even after his father’s death. He also told the police that he was upset at many of his colleagues for constantly humiliating him for the past few months.

Meanwhile, Mishra’s family members said he was under severe mental stress.

“He was a very cordial and friendly person. Maybe there were some differences that forced him to take such an extreme step,” his neighbour Nabaghana Sahu told IANS.

“He was under severe mental stress because he had been denied leave,” he added.

Mishra was from Machia village under Kamakhyanagar block in Dhenkanal district.

“I’m extremely saddened to hear the news. He is a very friendly person. He talks to everyone when he comes to village on holidays,” Durgamadhav Mishra, a relative, told IANS.

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