Bathinda(Punjab): In a shocking incident, firing broke out inside an army camp in Bathinda, Punjab, in the early hours of the morning. According to the latest reports, four people have been killed in the firing, which occurred at around 4.30 am. The area has been cordoned off, and quick reaction teams are on the scene.
The reasons for the firing are not yet known, and investigations are underway. The army has not released any official statement regarding the incident. The situation remains tense, and residents in the surrounding areas have been advised to stay indoors.
Four army jawans of an artillery unit succumbed to gunshot injuries sustained during the firing incident at Bathinda Military Station. No other injuries to personnel or loss/damage to property reported. The area continues to be sealed off and joint investigations with Punjab… pic.twitter.com/bcOz8l1HEY— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2023
According to the report, Bathinda SSP Gulneet Khuruna said as per the information shared by the defence establishment, no terror threat is suspected at this stage. He said the identities of the victims are yet to be confirmed by the military station authorities.
VIDEO | Four people were killed in a firing incident at Bathinda military station in Punjab on Wednesday morning, the Army said. Quick Reaction Teams were activated and the area was cordoned off and sealed. pic.twitter.com/xvTizY3s3T— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 12, 2023
All the entry gates of the Army Cantt in Bathinda have been closed. About two days ago one Insas rifle with 28 cartridges had gone missing. Some army personnel may be behind this incident, ANI said citing Punjab Police sources.
The incident has sent shockwaves across the Punjab, and people are expressing their concern and condolences on social media platforms. The army has a crucial role in safeguarding our nation, and any such incident is a matter of grave concern.