According to a statement issued by the South Western Command of the Indian Army, on Wednesday morning, the officers of the Punjab Military Station located in the city of Bathinda in the Indian Punjab were fired from inside the mess.
The initial investigation revealed the involvement of terrorist elements and foreign invaders in the firing incident. Four personnel who died as a result of the firing were shifted to the hospital.
It should be remembered that two days ago an officer’s rifle and 28 rounds of ammunition went missing from the same military station. The possibility of this weapon being used in the shooting incident is also shown.
The Sikh community in the state of Punjab has been actively campaigning for independence from India and a new country called “Khalistan” for decades. Military base firing is also being investigated from this aspect.
The Indian Army’s Quick Response Team surrounded the military base and conducted a search operation while further investigation is underway. No arrests have been made and no group has claimed responsibility for the incident.
Bathinda’s Senior Superintendent of Police told Indian media that police teams were waiting outside the military base, but military officials did not allow the police teams to enter the station to investigate.
More details of the shooting incident are yet to come.