A drunk DJB employee on Sunday allegedly opened fire when he was prevented from entering a building in a redlight area in central Delhi, leaving three persons injured.
Kanta Prasad, employed with the Delhi Jal Board, had gone to the redlight area on the G B Road around noon, a senior police official said.
"He was drunk. When he tried to enter one of the buildings, three persons prevented him from doing so as he was drunk," the official said.
An argument ensued between the trio -- Ram Babu, Rishal and Badri -- and him and an enraged Prasad pulled out his licenced revolver and fire at them, the official said.
Ram Babu, Rishal and Badri suffered injuriesand were taken to a nearby hospital where doctors said their condition was stable.
Prasad, hailing from Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, was arrested from the spot and his revolver has been confiscated.
He got the licence for the firearm from Bulandshahr.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Act.