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Updated: January 27, 2013 22:41 IST

Denied leave, constable shoots SI in Bangalore

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PSI Vijay Kumar who was shot by police Constable Anand Kumar at police station at Rajanukunte
PSI Vijay Kumar who was shot by police Constable Anand Kumar at police station at Rajanukunte

A constable attached to the Rajanukunte police station in Bangalore Rural district shot dead a sub-inspector on Sunday, after he was denied leave to attend his house-warming ceremony.

Anand Kumar (45) shot B.S. Vijay Kumar (38) thrice from close range with a .303 rifle. One bullet pierced through Vijaya Kumar’s head, while another hit his chest.

Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashok has ordered a probe by Bipin Gopalkrishna, Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order), and he has been asked to submit a report in 10 days.

The Deputy Chief Minister, who holds the Home portfolio, met the family members of the sub-inspector at Victoria Hospital here.

2009 incident

It may be recalled that Shivakumar (33), a KSRP constable, who nursed a grudge against police inspector Nage Gowda (52) killed the latter with an SLR before ending his life in Mysore in February 2009.

Heated argument

According to sources, Anand Kumar sought a few days’ leave from Sunday for the ceremony in Chickballapur. However, Vijay Kumar refused, saying there weren’t enough staff at the station. A heated argument ensued between them and Vijay Kumar reportedly humiliated Anand Kumar in front of his family members, who were present at the station. Later, Anand Kumar called circle inspector Shiva Reddy and alleged that Vijay Kumar had harassed him. Mr. Reddy told him to remain at the station until he came there and settled the issue. However, as arguments and counter-arguments continued, an enraged Anand Kumar fired three rounds. Hearing the gunshots, the other staff rushed to the chamber and saw a profusely bleeding Vijay Kumar collapsing in his chair.

They rushed him to a nearby private hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

The body was handed over to the family members after autopsy at Victoria Hospital in the evening.

Anand Kumar has been taken into custody and has been booked for murder and for violation of the Arms Act.

Terming the incident “tragic”, Inspector-General of Police Amar Kumar Pandey said it was premature to conclude the reason behind the attack. “We can come to a conclusion only after a probe,” he added.

ADGP (Law & Order) asked to submit report in 10 days

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In our country indiscipline has been increasing day by day. It is all due to political interference. Even group "D" has the power to influence the highest authority in the matter of his service. The bureaucrats, who always vie for prized posting, obediently oblige their political bosses or their henchmen. No subordinate official worth the name is maintaining discipline and punctuality in office.These so called officials run their own business and consider the salary as pension for having paid to their political masters for securing the job. There is urgent need to carry out in depth survey of the services performed by the officials and undertake shedding the excess staff in all Government offices including the Secretariat, Directorate and field offices. In the case of existing staff members, a chart needs to maintained what they had contributed to dispose off the papers or the result achieved in a day.The nexus between the politician-bureaucrat-subordinate officials needs to be checked

from:  Om Parkash Aneja
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 16:58 IST
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