Drunk poll observer fires into air, relieved of duty
| Monday | 1st April, 2019
Vijayalakshmi, along with Ariyalur SP V R Srinivasan and Perambalur SP Disha Mittal rushed to the spot and questioned Hemant.
The gun shots were fired by Haryana cadre IPS officer Hemant Kalson using the service rifle of a police constable on security duty at the house.No one was injured in the incident.
They briefed the state election commission about the turn of events.“We snatched the gun from the officer and informed our higher officials about the incident,” said the police personnel.
Trichy: An IPS officer in an inebriated state repeatedly fired a gun into the air at the Circuit house near the Ariyalur Collector office, triggering panic in surrounding areas in the early hours of Sunday.
Hemant, who was posted in Ariyalur as an election observer by election commission of India, has been relieved of his duties and an FIR has been registered against him.“In an inebriated state, he came out of his room in the early hours and asked his security if the rifle in his possession will fire.