Published On: Tue, Oct 20th, 2015

IPS officer injured in accidental firing from own service revolver: Police Sources

Dehri-on-Sone: An IPS officer was injured when his service revolver went off accidentally, a police official said on Monday.

IPS officer Mohammad SohailPhoto:The Telegraph

IPS officer Mohammad Sohail
Photo:The Telegraph

ASP (operations) Mohammad Sohail, a senior BSF officer, who was assigned to monitor operations against Naxalites in Rohtas district,, was disembarking from his official vehicle near a hotel located on Station Road under Dehri police station area last evening when his service revolver, that he was carrying in the pocket of his trouser, accidentally went off and hit him on his leg, Superintendent of Police M S Dhillon said.

While DGP P K Thakur had said on Sunday, “Some people burst firecrackers at the market place and the officer received injuries in the process.”

The injured cop was admitted to Narayani Medical College and Hospital at Jamuhar near Sasaram, the district headquarters town of Rohtas, where the attending doctors referred him to Singh Medical and Research Centre in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, about 148km away, Dhillon said.

The bullet has been removed from the ASP’s leg and seized for examination in forensic laboratory, the SP said.

While the IPS officer was out of danger, a probe was on and the driver and guard of the police officer were being interrogated in this connection, the SP said.

The incident took place when the ASP was on way to his home after making purchase for Muharram, the SP said.

“I couldn’t see the man who fired at me as there was a rush of people on Station Road at that time,” IPS officer Sohail told The Telegraph over the phone.

The incident had sent the state government to a tizzy as it came close on the heels of another incident in which an IPS officer Rakesh Kumar and two other cops were shot at and injured by unidentified criminals in the state capital on October eight last.


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