Four Indian Army jawans were killed after a firing incident took place inside the Bathinda Military Station in Punjab on Wednesday morning, the South Western Command of the Army said in a statement.
‘It has been ascertained that in the unfortunate incident, four army jawans of an artillery unit succumbed to gunshot injuries sustained during the incident. No other injuries to personnel or loss/damage to property have been reported,’ the statement read.
‘Joint investigations with Punjab Police are being coordinated to establish the facts of the case,’ it added.
ANI reported that all the entry gates of the Army Cantt in Bathinda have been closed.
In another development which may or may not be related, about two days ago one Insas rifle with 28 cartridges had gone missing from the site.
The firing incident took place around 4.35am inside the military station, the army said.
No terror threat is suspected at this stage and search operations for the suspects are on.
Stated to be the largest defence establishment in the country, Bathinda military station is located along the National Highway- 7 on the Chandigarh-Fazilka stretch.