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Accidental firing outside Taj

mumbai Updated: Nov 06, 2010 23:01 IST
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An assistant police inspector of Mumbai police's crime branch, deployed in the outer security ring of US President Barack Obama, accidentally fired a shot from his .38 bore service revolver near Taj Mahal Hotel on Saturday evening.

Suhas Chaudhary, posted with unit V of the crime branch, was injured in the incident and was admitted to St George Hospital.

According to police, neither Obama nor his wife, Michelle, were not at the hotel when the incident occurred.

Preliminary investigation found that Chaudhary was posted 50 meters away from Taj Mahal Hotel. After his duty, he was getting into his official vehicle, which was parked outside the security perimeter thrown around the hotel; when he removed the revolver pulling its trigger accidentally.

"The weapon was not locked which resulted in the incident," said Deven Bharti, crime branch's additional commissioner of police.

The bullet brushed by Chaudhary's left leg and hit the road. Nobody else is reported to be injured in the incident.

Chaudhary was earlier posted at Kurla police station and was transferred to the crime branch last month, police officials said.

The police commissioner has directed the Colaba police to investigate the incident and file a report.