Thane: Drunk man's gun goes off as he stumbles up the stairs; booked
The Shiv Sena member from Dombivli is currently being treated in a private hospital for an injury to his stomach after his licensed revolver misfired; the 38-year-old has been booked for negligence
Here's another reason why guns and glory don’t always go hand in hand. A 38-year-old Shiv Sena member from Dombivli was injured on Friday after his licensed revolver misfired. The Tilak Nagar police have registered a case of negligence case against him and suspect that he was under the influence of alcohol.
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The incident occurred when Amol Patil returned home after a party. Cops say he was possibly intoxicated.
Amol Pandarinath Patil (38), is a businessman and a resident of Pandari Bhavan bungalow, Sarkar Residence in Dombivli (East). The licensed revolver he had in his possession has an issuing date of 2010 and will expire in 2017. He was issued the revolver for his personal safety according to the Thane Commissionerate.
Sources from Tilak Nagar claimed that Patil had a party with his friends on Thursday night and was under the influence of alcohol. "Patil returned home at around 2 am on Friday. He had kept the revolver near his stomach. It was loaded and it seems he was not aware about it. Incidentally, while he was climbing the stairs, a round was fired from the gun, which injured his stomach. His family then took him to a private hospital," said a police officer.
Yet to arrest him
Shivaji Dhumal, senior inspector, Tilak Nagar police station, said, "We have registered a case of negligence against him and found that he was using a licensed revolver, which misfired. He has suffered injuries in his stomach. He is presently admitted in a private hospital and undergoing treatment. We are yet to arrest him. We are investigating whether he was drunk."
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A case has been registered against Patil at Tilak Nagar police station under Sections 286 (Negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance) and 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.