Today at about 0615 hours a 12 Bore Gun went off accidentally when it fell down from the hands of one of the three security guards employed by one Railway Tunnel Company at Udhampur.
Reports said that three security guards were employed by Bhumijio Engineers Ltd. Railway company engaged in construction of Tunnel at Jakher Udhampur about 05 KM from the town from the protection of machinery and material of the company. Today in the morning one Bishan Dass who is owner of 12 Bore Gun duly Licensed in his name left the post about one hour before his duty was to be changed asking another guard Yash Paul to bring his Gun after some time. When Yash Paul lifted the Gun, it accidentally fell down from his hands and went off resulting into injuries to third guard namely Preet Kumar S/O Ashok Kumar R/O Jakhar.
As there was Utter negligence in the handling of and handing over the weapon which resulted into the injuries to the young guard, a case U/S 3/25 Arms Act, 337/ RPC has been registered in P/S Udhampur and both the accused namely Bishan Dutt S/O Puran Chand and Yash Paul S/O Permanand both resident of Jhakhar Udhampur have been arrested.
The injured guard who received injuries in his Thigh was shifted and operated upon in district hospital today where his condition is stated to be stable. The investigation have been started to conduct a thorough probe to look into all angles of the case.