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Govt not covering up accidental firing by minister: CM

india Updated: Mar 12, 2010 13:02 IST

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Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi has said the government has no intention of covering up the incident of "accidental firing" by a minister in which state advocate general N Koteshwar was injured.

While discussing the Manipur Appropriation Bill in the state Assembly on Thursday, Ibobi said he had no intention of covering up the incident and a police enquiry was going on after a case was registered in Imphal East district.

"It was just an accidental firing but if anyone is found guilty, the law would take its own course," he added.

N Koteshwar, who is now improving after a bullet was removed from his chest, was injured last Saturday when the licensed gun of a minister travelling with him went off accidentally.

Koteshwar(50), was travelling with Works minister K Ranjit and Tribal Development minister D D Thaisi.

The chief minister said, Thaisi wanted to put the gun at the side of his seat as he felt uncomfortable.

Even though the magazine was removed one bullet remained in the chamber of the gun, he said, adding that while toying with it, the works minister accidentally fired a bullet from the gun, injuring the advocate general.

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