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Drunk constable`s rifle goes off in police station premises

Last Updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 21:30

Mumbai: A drunk railway police constable
on Sunday accidentally fired a round while surrendering his rifle
in the premises of the Mumbai Central railway police station,
police said.

According to police, Nilesh Patil (40) carrying the rifle
was on his way to surrender it inside the Mumbai Central
Railway Police station when he accidentally pulled the trigger
at around 1 am today.

"The bullet hit the ground. Patil was in an inebriated
state. As his duty was over, he was on his way to put his
rifle inside the railway police station which falls in the
jurisdiction of city`s Nagpada police station," said Tukaram
Chavan, Government Railway Police Commissioner.

Patil was taken into custody and would be handed over to
Nagapada police which would register a case and take
appropriate action against the constable after preliminary
probe, police said adding that further probe was on.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 21:30
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