CRPF jawan opens fire at BJP headquarters

A CRPF jawan posted at the BJP headquarters here fired several rounds in the air from his service rifle at around midnight apparently peeved at not being granted leave, sources said on Monday.

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2011, 00:47 AM IST

New Delhi: A CRPF jawan posted at the BJP headquarters here fired several rounds in the air from his service rifle at around midnight apparently peeved at not being granted leave, sources said on Monday.

Shamshad Ali, who is in his late twenties, allegedly
fired in the air emptying the magazine of his SLR rifle at
around 12:30 AM the 11, Ashoka Road headquarters of BJP,
they said. Nobody was injured in the incident.
Soon after the incident, he was overpowered and senior
officials of the CRPF rushed to the spot, the sources said.

Ali told the officials that he was unhappy as he was
not granted leave to go home to address some domestic issue.

"He told the officials that he had been repeatedly
asking for leave from his superior officers but in vain," a
senior official said.
However, a top CRPF official said he was granted leave
in January and March this year.

PTI