Mock drill firing: Gujarat ATS officer alleges negligence

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 22:05

Ahmedabad: An inspector associated with
Gujarat`s Anti-Terrorist Squad, who was shot during a mock
drill at Surat city airport last month, has termed the
incident as negligence on part of the senior officer who shot
at him.

Shabbir Ali Sayyed was shot on February 24 by Surat
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Subhash Trivedi during a
mock drill conducted to check preparedness of police officials
in case of terror attack.

However, state ATS chief Ajay Tomar, who is conducting
the inquiry into the incident, maintained that it was an
accident and not an intentional attempt to shoot the
inspector.

According to the sources in Surat police, Sayyed in his
statement about the incident has said that he was playing role
of an observer during the mock drill, while Trivedi played a
doctor who was to provide medical support to the `hostages`
inside a bus.

Sayyed has said that before the drill began all the
officials were specifically instructed to empty their weapons
as no live ammunitions were to be used in the exercise.

He further said that how the bullets remained in DCP
Trivedi`s revolver was a matter of investigation, terming the
incident as negligence on part of the senior officer.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 22:05

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