C’garh: 3 CRPF jawans hurt as grenade launcher shell explodes, one of them critical

Chhattisgarh: 3 CRPF jawans hurt as grenade launcher shell explodes
Chhattisgarh: 3 CRPF jawans hurt as grenade launcher shell explodes

Three CRPF jawans were injured, one of them critically, when a shell of an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) accidentally exploded at a paramilitary camp on Wednesday, the police officials said.

The incident took place in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh in the morning at the camp of 111th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Aranpur.

The jawans were being issued arms and ammunition for the anti-Naxal operation duty, Deputy Inspector General of Police (south Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

“As per preliminary information, three constables identified as S Sornapalan, M Gyan Shekharan and Ram Singh, belonging to CRPF’s 111th battalion sustained injuries after the shell of an UBGL (fitted with automatic rifles) accidentally exploded,” he said.

Soon after the incident, the injured jawans were rushed to a local hospital.

The condition of one of the Jawan was reported critically ill.

-PTC News