Blanks near PM house earn cops an earful
The Union Home Ministry has reportedly pulled up Delhi Police on Saturday for trying to cover up an incident in which empty cartridges were found near a five-start hotel, few metres from the prime minister residence.delhi Updated: Jan 30, 2010 23:43 IST
The Union Home Ministry has reportedly pulled up Delhi Police on Saturday for trying to cover up an incident in which empty cartridges were found near a five-start hotel, few metres from the prime minister residence.
According to ministry officials, a detailed report has been sought from the local police on the incident that happened outside Hotel Ashok situated in the high-security Chanakyapuri locality on January 28.
They said the security agencies were trying to figure out who fired the rounds.
Delhi Police officers said the shots might have been fired from a car leaving the hotel.
The police said the hotel’s security officer had given a letter informing about the firing 12 hours after the incident.
“A letter was received by the SHO, Chanakyapuri, from the security officer of the hotel mentioning the incident that happened 12 hours before police was informed. We are investigating the case,” Additional Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Shankar Dash.
Though the identity of the accused has not been established, Dash said police have seized a vehicle what might have been used by those who fired.
Investigations began after hotel authorities lodged a complaint with police claiming that there was some firing incident outside its gate besides handing over the empty cartridges.