Police collect rifles from around Golden Temple in Amritsar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jan 16, 2016 19:32 IST
Golden Temple, Amritsar (HT File Photo)

Yet to find out from where the bullet that hit a ‘sewadar’ (worker) inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday had come, police have started collecting all the weapons from the neighbourhood for examination.

They know at least that the bullet is of a .315-bore rifle. “We are certain that it came from outside, the Clock Tower Chowk side possibly. A forensic team is reverse calculating its trajectory,” police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh said on Saturday, adding: “We have the list of everyone in that area who possesses the specific weapon. Ballistic examination will tell us if the bullet was fired from any of these guns.”

Aulakh said solving the case was top priority. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee ((SGPC) ‘sewadar’ Gurpreet Singh had a miraculous escape while on duty in the ‘Parikarma’ (marbled periphery) of the Golden Temple on Thursday when the bullet pierced his turban and jacket before grazing his chest.

Read: Gunshot fired at Golden Temple; miraculous escape of sewadar

Police and the SGPC have found out from the security-camera footage that the bullet was fired from height. A case against the mystery shooter was registered and now the hunt for the culprit is on.

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