A constable attached to the Mumbai Central Railway police station mistakenly fired a round from his service rifle while he was allegedly drunk on Sunday. The police said Nilesh Patil, a 39-year-old constable fired a round within the premises of the Mumbai Central Railway police station at 12:30am.
“Patil was drunk at the time of the incident. He was holding his service rifle in his hands and mistakenly pulled the trigger. He fired a round, and no one was injured in the incident,” said Dattatraya Sidam, assistant commissioner of police, Government Railway Police.
The police further said the barrel of Patil’s rifle was pointed towards the ground. “Patil was not drunk when he reported for duty. However, he got drunk when he went out to finish his daily patrolling assignment. It was only after he misfired that other policemen realised that he was drunk,” said Sidam.
The police said Patilis likely to be booked for negligence. “We are handing over the case to the Nagpada police station.”