Mock drill firing: Gujarat ATS officer alleges negligence
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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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