Shooting of cadet Parag Ingale: Five months on, NCC yet to respond to police probe

The commandant of National Cadets Corps (NCC) group headquarters in Pune is yet to respond to the Deccan police investigation seeking details about the firing incident on February 1 in which NCC cadet Parag Ingale (14) was injured. Ingale has been in coma for the past five months.

The accused assistant NCC officer Amod Anil Ghanekar has been chargesheeted in the case. Deccan police in their letter dated February 8 to the commandant of NCC has asked 15 questions and said the answer was expected within three days.

Police have asked NCC to furnish details about the record of bullets fired on February 1, and whether Ghanekar has undergone any training and whether he had the right to fire rounds when some cadets were positioned for practice in front of him.

The police have also asked for the Standard Operating Procedure for cadets present in the firing range. The police have also asked for the expounding of the duties of Subhedar Yatindersingh, Colonel Khosla, Havaldar Yellary and More. Police have also asked the NCC to handover the rifle used by Ghanekar.

Police inspector Manohar Joshi of Deccan police station said, “We have sent repeated reminders to the NCC officials but they are not responding. The only answer they give is that they won’t answer unless orders are received from the Delhi office.”

“After we receive answers from NCC, we can take relevant action and submit it in the court when trial begins,” Joshi added.

Parag’s father Devendra Ingale said, “NCC officials are adamant and not responding to us nor the police. We only want to know what exactly happened at the NCC group headquarters on Senapati Bapat Road.”

“Parag is in coma¬†since five months.

Although the Command Hospital is giving him good treatment, we want him to be shifted to a bigger hospital for better treatment. Like in the case of Malala in Pakistan, Parag should also be given best possible treatment available in the world,” Ingale said.

NCC did not respond to the mail sent by this reporter seeking their comments on this issue. 

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