A court in Sasram in Bihar has condemne a CRPF jawan to life imprisonment for executing two senior officers for denying him leave in 2010. Fast-track court judge Ravindra Mani Tripathi yesterday granted the sentence to Rahul Kumar, from Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, who had shot dead a commandant and a sub-inspector in 2010.
Kumar was part of a CRPF team that had been sent here amid the 2010 Bihar Assembly elections, additional public prosecutor Vinod Kumar Singh said. Kumar had applied for leave which was turned down by Commandant Rohit Raj Diwan. When Kumar misbehaved with the Commandant, he was reprimanded, Mr. Singh said. On October 9, 2010, Kumar barged into Diwan’s room where Sub-Inspector R.N. Pandey was also present. The jawan sprayed the two officials with bullets from an AK-47 rifle, Mr. Singh said.
An FIR was subsequently registered at Shivsagar police station upon the complaint of CRPF Inspector Ram Lal, the additional public prosecutor said.