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  Metros   Delhi  26 Feb 2018  Cop opens fire in marriage function, 2 hurt

Cop opens fire in marriage function, 2 hurt

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 26, 2018, 1:05 am IST
Updated : Feb 26, 2018, 1:05 am IST

Two policemen arrested.

 (Representational Image)
  (Representational Image)

New Delhi: A police constable opened fire on several people after a quarrel over clicking of photographs of the bride at a marriage function in Khajuri Khas area of Northeast district. Two people were reported to be injured.

The incident took place around midnight at B.R. Vatika in Northeast Delhi. Though sources claimed that the incident was related to celebratory firing, the police said it occurred during a quarrel. The police said that a PCR call was received about a quarrel and subsequent firing at B.R. Vatika near the Sherpur Main Road Chowk around midnight.

Constable Naeem, posted with the Special Cell, allegedly had fired three rounds from a pistol during the marriage function, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Northeast, A.K. Singla said.

Manoj Gupta and Pooja Gupta, both in their twenties, suffered bullet injuries. They are presently out of danger, he said. The DCP said a complaint regarding snatching of ASI Irtkhab Alam’s service pistol was received. Mr Alam is an an officer of Special Cell.

However, the police found Mr Alam’s service pistol was snatched by Mr Naeem. The pistol used for firing has been seized, and a search launched to nab the accused constable, he said.

The Special Cell cops were guests at the marriage function. Following the incident, the people chased them. Though Naeem escaped, Mr Alam was caught and roundly thrashed, sources said.

Manoj and Pooja were taken to the Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital, while Mr Alam was undergoing treatment at the Jag Pravesh Chandra hospital, the police said.

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

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