Forensic experts are at the Golden Temple here to reverse calculate the trajectory of the mystery bullet that grazed the chest of an on-duty ‘sewadar’ (worker) of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at the shrine on Thursday.
Initial tests have confirmed that the bullet is of .315-bore rifle and suggested that it travelled from near the Clock Tower side.
Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh was sure that the forensic experts would find out the exact spot from where it was fired. “It is certain that it came from outside. The forensic team has looked at the security-camera footage and visited the spot. We await a detailed report,” he said.
Deputy commissioner of police Harpreet Singh and ACP (central) Amandeep Singh Brar worked with the forensic team. The bullet had pierced through the turban and jacket of ‘sewadar’ Gurpreet Singh before grazing his chest. He was then on duty near Dukhbhanjani Beri in the Parikarma (marbled periphery) of the Golden Temple. This incident inside the holiest of the Sikh shrines triggered panic among the pilgrims and put the police and the SGPC on alert.
Police claim that no incident of firing was reported in the proximity of the shrine, compounding the mystery of the bullet.