Suspected weapons dealer shot, injured by police on Outer Ring Road

Suspected weapons dealer shot, injured by police on Outer Ring Road

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-07-26 22:38 Bengaluru: A suspected arms supplier was shot and injured by the HAL police when he allegedly fired two rounds at them when they tried to nab him on Outer Ring Road, near Marathalli, on Tuesday evening. Two policemen sustained minor injuries when they fell while dodging bullets fired at them, said police. The accused Amir Hussein, 33, hailed from Aligarh in UP and had been residing near Marathalli in the city. He sustained a bullet injury on his leg and is recovering at a private hospital on the ORR, said the police. Police said they receiving a tip-off about a man trying to sell a weapon on ORR. Following the information, a police team headed by HAL Police Inspector Sadiq Pasha rushed to the spot and spotted Hussein on the ORR. On noticing the police team, Hussein allegedly shot two rounds from a country made pistol. “Inspector Pasha opened fire in self defence from his service pistol and the bullet hit the leg of the accused. The police immediately rushed him to VIMS Hosptial on the ORR, where he is undergoing treatment. A country made pistol and 13 live rounds found in his possession has been seized,” said DCP (South East) Dr. MB Boralingaiah.The police are also investigating the background of Hussein. "We do not know the identity of the person who approached Hussein. It is suspected that Hussein had home to the city recently and his background needs to be verified. We are searching for his house address,” an official added.