Assam cop nabbed for shooting at two civilians

Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) The Assam Police arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) for allegedly shooting at two civilians and injuring them, police said on Thursday.

The police said that ASI of Basistha police station, Golap Konwar, fired from his service pistol at the driver and handyman of an excavator — Rakesh Kumar and Rupesh Kumar respectively — around midnight on Wednesday after an altercation and fled from the spot.

“The incident took place around midnight on Wednesday when Konwar was on his way home. Eyewitnesses told us that Konwar fired at the driver and handyman and escaped. Based on the FIR, we searched his house on Thursday, seized the pistol and bullets, and arrested him,” a senior official of Guwahati (East) district said.

“We have also verified that the bullets that injured the driver and handyman were fired from his service pistol,” the official added.

“He was produced in a local court here on Thursday and the court remanded him in police custody. We are interrogating him,” the official said.

The locals also alleged that the police officer was inebriated and fired at the civilians without any provocation.

Both the driver and handyman of the excavator received bullet injuries on their hands and they were undergoing treatment at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, police added.

–IANS

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