By Muslim Mirror Staff
On Monday, July 31, in Maharashtra, India, near Palghar railway station, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable allegedly used his automatic weapon to shoot at three Muslim men who were on board the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express train.
The video of the incident went viral, in which the constable, who has been identified as Chetan Singh, can be heard hailing PM Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath.
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In the video, shot by fellow passengers, Singh can be purportedly heard saying: “Pakistan se operate hue ye, aur media yahi coverage dikha rahi hai, unko sab pata chal raha hai ye kya kar rahe hain… Agar vote dena hai, agar Hindustan mein rehna hai to mai kehta hun Modi aur Yogi, ye do hain, aur aapke Thackeray .”
According to an media reports two of the four victims were identified as Abdul Kadir and Asgar Kai. Identity on another victim is yet to be ascertained.
According to RPF (Railway Protection Force) sources, it is a customary procedure to assign senior officers and a team of constables to provide security for express trains. Recently, there was an incident involving a team led by Chetan Singh, which was assigned to escort a train until Surat railway station. During their journey, when the train passed Palghar railway station, an unexpected and tragic event occurred.
Chetan Singh, a member of the escort team, suddenly opened fire with his AKM, a modified version of the AK-47. Chetan Singh fired rounds in coaches B5, S6, and the pantry car, resulting in the deaths of three Muslim men. Tragically, Assistant Sub-Inspector Tikaram also lost his life in the gunfire. In total, twelve rounds were fired during the incident.
The motive behind this violent act is currently under investigation and Singh has been arrested.