Kozhikode: CISF inspector Seetharam Choudhary would have to face charges of attempt to murder if the forensic report confirms that he had intentionally fired two more rounds from his gun.
The state police have almost confirmed the matter after reviewing the CCTV visuals several times, where Choudhary is seen firing two more rounds at fire service personnel when they were running for their lives.
The police investigation team has shown these visuals to the CISF intelligence personnel. Sources said that the CISF, however, was not ready to buy this argument and continues to argue that only one bullet was fired from Choudhary’s gun.
Meanwhile, the state police have issued a notice to the CISF to produce nine more of their personnel, who were seen damaging the property at the airport. CISF intelligence officials have identified the jawans when the police played the CCTV visuals to them on Tuesday.
“CISF personnel say that Choudhary has returned all cartridges except one to them. We are almost sure that he had fired two more using the same gun. It is not always possible to recover the spent cartridges from the firing site. So we are waiting for the forensic report to confirm this,” a senior investigation officer told DC.
“The CISF does not understand the seriousness of the issue. If forensics confirms that two more rounds were indeed fired, then the CISF higher-ups will have to prove how Choudhary could return all live cartridges except one? They will have to tell us how Choudhary got the replacement for the spent bullets,” the official added.
The complaint of CISF that fire service personnel had snatched the gun and fired at their men has been proved wrong. The CCTV visuals do not support the claims of CISF on this count.
“If that was the case then the arrested fire service personnel would have been booked under Section 302 straight away. Now they are booked under 304 only,” the official said.
“The CISF, which is already short-staffed, is finding it difficult to rotate duty with 10 of their men in custody. So if they ask us time for producing the other nine, we will grant it,” the official added....