A tribal man was injured when a team of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) fired upon him at Korba’s Gevra mines, police said on Saturday.
The incident occurred on Friday night but was reported on Saturday, police said.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Korba Kirtan Rathore informed that CISF’s team is responsible for security of the SECL’s Gevera mines. They had detected suspected activities in the mines and found a bolero and a truck without number plates venturing into the open cast mine.
The CISF team instructed the truck driver to stop, instead of stopping, it started moving away from the spot. The CISF team chased the vehicle, in between another truck came from back and hit the CISF’s vehicle.
In defence, CISF sub-inspector Uday Kumar first fired in air but the attackers remained undeterred. They attacked the CISF team with rods and in defines, the sub-inspector and the CISF constable Ankit Raj open fire on attackers which injured one of assailants later identified as Salik Ram Gond (32), the ASP said, adding the assailants escaped from the spot.
Gond was admitted in Apollo Hospital Bilaspur for treatment and his condition was stable. Bilaspur police then informed Korba police that a man was admitted in Apollo Bilaspur with bullet injuries. Police then reached Bilaspur and questioned Gond who accepted of his involvement in the firing case.
Meanwhile, CISF’s sub-inspector Uday Kumar has filed a complaint in the Dipka police station against the unidentified attackers in this connection the ASP said.