Mallika’s brother held for accidental firing

Mumbai: Vikram Lamba, brother of Bollywood siren Mallika Sherawat was Tuesday arrested for injuring a person after accidentally firing a bullet from his licensed revolver two days ago, a police official said.

Lamba was Sunday morning cleaning his 0.45 bore revolver at his office in Bhaktani Towers when the weapon accidentally fired. Rahul Bhatt, his friend and son of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, was also present, according to Versova Senior Police Inspector Sharad Borse.

"We have booked Lamba under the Indian Penal Code under Section 336 (endangering the life or personal safety of others) and Section 337 (causing hurt by act of endangering life or personal safety of others)," Borse told reporters.

The stray bullet ricocheted off the corridor of the nearby Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) hitting CIFE student Pravin Patil. The bullet fragments injured Patil, Borse added.