Inspector shot in Surat mock drill
A police inspector was injured in Surat on Wednesday when a mock anti-terror drill he was participating in went wrong.india Updated: Feb 25, 2010 00:52 IST
A police inspector was injured in Surat on Wednesday when a mock anti-terror drill he was participating in went wrong.
Police sources said the incident took place around 6 p.m. when a deputy commissioner shot the inspector, who was playing the role of a terrorist.
Police sources said the man, who was shot twice, was in hospital and out of danger. Sources said the inspector’s name is Saiyyed (full name not known). The deputy commissioner's name is not known. “There is nothing serious (in the injury) or suspicious about it. It is purely an accident,” said U.D. Joshi, joint commissioner of police II, Surat.
The drill was part of a routine exercise done by the local police, he added.
When asked why precautions were not taken or if the deputy commissioner was not aware of the firepower of his gun, Joshi said he had no additional information.
Surat Police Commissioner Shivanand Jha told Hindustan Times there would be an enquiry into the incident.
“It’s too early to arrive at any conclusion. We will do an enquiry into the incident,” Jha told HT on the phone.