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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Shooters come to blows at Delhi’s Karni Singh Range - Watch video

The incident happened when the two shooters started fighting with each other in broad daylight close to the firing area where other shooters were still training.

other-sports Updated: Oct 21, 2019 14:51 IST
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Shooters fight at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.
Shooters fight at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.(Twitter)
         

Ugly scenes were witnessed at the iconic Karni Singh Shooting Range (KSSR) in Delhi’s Tughlakabad area when two shooters were involved in a scuffle. The incident happened when the two shooters started fighting with each other in broad daylight close to the firing area where other shooters were still training.

Delhi based shooter Shimon Sharif on Sunday tweeted a 40-second long video of the incident in which the duo can be seen hitting each other, using their hands and legs while other people present at the spot are trying to restrain them. The identity of the shooters could not be ascertained.

“All is not well at the iconic Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, tweeted Sharif along with the video and tagged Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh and Sports Authority of India (SAI).

NRAI refers errant shooters to Athletes Commission, ‘pay and play’ membership cancelled

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has cancelled the membership of the two marksmen involved in a scuffle inside the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here while the national federation has asked its Athletes Commission to launch an inquiry into the incident.

Ugly scenes were witnessed at the range on Sunday when the two errant shooters -- Babar Khan and Yoginder Pal Singh, a former member of the Indian double trap team, got into a fight after an argument regarding the scheduling of rounds.The breach of discipline forced the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to act against the shooters.”The NRAI has referred the matter to the Athletes Commission and asked them to look into it, send them a notice and launch an inquiry. Meanwhile, their ‘pay and play’ scheme membership has been cancelled by SAI,” an official of the federation said.