BY | November 17, 2012

Agartala, (IANS) Tripura Police Saturday suspended the personal security guard of a ruling CPI-M legislator after a bullet “accidentally discharged” from his service revolver critically injured his mother-in-law.

“The authority has suspended the personal security guard, Shyamal Das, and the police on its own have registered a case against him,” Inspector General of Police Nepal Das told IANS, adding that a departmental inquiry has also begun.

Shyamal Das, personal security guard of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator Tapan Das, while cleaning his service revolver at his residence, discharged a bullet “by mistake”, hitting his mother-in-law Arati Das, 58.

The woman was admitted to hospital, where her condition is reported to be critical.

The incident occurred Wednesday night at Melaghar in western Tripura, 55 km west of Agartala.

The issue has rocked state politics, and the main opposition Congress has sought that the government order either a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation or a judicial commission.

The CPI-M said that the Congress, ahead of assembly elections in Tripura, was making a mountain out of a molehill.

RELATED

NASA criticized for unfair selection method in space taxi project? Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corp has filed a formal protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the selection of two American firms by NASA to build and operate...

Jayalalithaa case verdict is finally out. Chief Minister has been found guilty in disproportionate asset (DA) case Bangalore/ Chennai: This is a watershed moment in Indian politics and the politics of corruption, J Jayalalithaa, the wily chief minister of Tamil Nadu who is...

jayalalitha

New York: Wearing a smart burgundy bandgala and dark trousers, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plunged into a large throng of madly cheering crowd of fans here Friday evening here, throwing his security detail into a tizzy, as he arrived at his New York hotel from the...

modi us visit 3

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To lure customers in the festive season, consumer durables major Sony India Thursday launched its flagship smartphones Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact priced at Rs.51,990 and Rs.44,990. "We are very encouraged with the response to Sony Xperia smartphones...

BJP decides to go solo in Maharashtra, alliance with Shiv Sena ends. Will it impact election results in the state? Mumbai: After weeks of suspense and back and forth negotiations the unbreakable saffron alliance of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena has come to an...