Bihar: Multiple rounds of firing in Upasana Express; guard injured

The criminals started firing at the Mokama station of Patna-Kiul railway line on Thursday night in the Divyang bogie of Upasana Express with the intention of killing a cybercrime criminal. A youth accused of cybercrime from Beur Jail was being taken to Sealdah by this train. In the incident, a guard of the train was shot in the right part of the back. However, they are said to be out of danger. 

According to the information, Kunal Sharma, son of Sanjeev Sharma, resident of Nausa, Rajasthan, was taken to Sealdah by police on Thursday evening. Kunal Sharma accused of cybercrime and he was lodged in Beur Jail for the last few days. Kunal was arrested at Patna Airport. Kunal says that he had a dispute with a prisoner Subodh Singh about extortion in Beur Jail itself. He was also threatened by Subodh Singh. It is likely that he was fired at with the intention of being killed.

According to police, the criminals fired about half a dozen rounds. However, due to the less open bogie windows, not a single bullet hit the target. However, one bullet fell apart and hit Nawal Kishore, who works as a railway guard in Jhajha. Naval Kishore was going to do duty on this train. The police officer, who was taking Kunal to Sealdah, said that around 4 to 5 criminals were firing. All the criminals managed to escape until they were alerted. 

The policeman said that Kunal Sharma, a young man accused of a cybercrime, was being taken to Sealdah for his presence. As soon as the train opened from Mokama, the miscreants started firing. After the incident, the train was stopped at Kiul station, where the guard received first aid and the police got information about the whole case.

Kunal Sharma said that his father is former BJP MLA, Sanjeev Sharma. His mother is also employed in a post of Mahila Morcha in BJP itself, reports LiveHindustan.

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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.