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2 policemen arrested in firing incident during marriage function


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Two Delhi Police personnel were today arrested and the process for their dismissal initiated in connection with a firing incident during a marriage function here, officials said.

Both the personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), were posted with the police's Special Cell.

In the incident, which took place last night, a man and a woman were injured. The shots were allegedly fired by Constable Naim after a quarrel broke out over clicking of photos at the function around 10:30 pm, police said.

"The accused constable, Naim, took the service pistol of ASI Intikhab Alam, both from the Special Cell, and fired three rounds. They have been arrested and are being dismissed from service," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), North East, A K Singla said.

The incident took place at V R Vatika near the Sherpur Main Road Chowk in north east Delhi's Karawal Nagar.

The two policemen had gone to the reception function of Monu Gupta, a neighbour of Naim. He picked up a fight with a photographer in which Manoj Gupta intervened, the officer said.

Naim allegedly took Alam's pistol and fired, injuring Manoj and Pooja Gupta. Doctors said that both were out of danger, he said.

The DCP said that Alam allegedly made a false PCR call claiming his service pistol had been snatched.

Manoj and Pooja were taken to the GTB hospital. Manoj suffered a bullet injury on his hand while Pooja was shot in the leg.

Police have registered a case against the accused personnel under charges of attempt to murder, causing hurt and endangering life of others and provisions of the Arms Act at Khajuri Khas police station.

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First Published: Feb 25 2018 | 9:00 PM IST

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