SHRC takes up probe into bar shooting case

Published: 28th June 2013 09:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2013 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of the shooting in which police allegedly fired at two people who had earlier opened fire at a bar following an altercation of the chilli chicken dish that was served to them.

Speaking to Express, SHRC member C G Hungund said the commission has asked the Inspector General of Police, SHRC, to investigate the case and submit a report within a month.

The injured N Ravi’s brother N Vasu told Express, “My brother has a licenced firearm. After the altercation at the bar, police took my brother and his friend Anjan Kumar. They first shot Anjan Kumar and later my brother Ravi,” said Vasu.

He also said the family had approached the human rights commission and handed over their complaint against the cops involved in the shootout demanding a fair probe.

Meanwhile, city police commissioner Jyothiprakash Mirji told media that he had ordered an internal inquiry into the entire incident, but denied the allegations that the police shootout was stage-managed. He said that a two-member team of Malleshwaram sub-division ACP A S Ghori and Rajarajeshwari Nagar Police Inspector K Ravi was constituted to conduct an inquiry into the case and they would submit a report within a week. Action will be taken based on the report, he added.

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