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Govt not covering up accidental firing by minister: Ibobi

india Updated: Mar 12, 2010 11:37 IST
Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi

Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi has said the government doesn't want to cover up the incident of "accidental firing" by a minister in which the state advocate general 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 was 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 he was travelling in a car with Works Minister K Ranjit.

The chief minister said, that the Tribal Development Minister D D Thaisi, who was also travelling with the duo, wanted to put a licensed 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, Ranjit accidentally touched the trigger bursting the bullet and injuring the advocate general.