Ex-serviceman held for firing during wedding processionPTI | Karimnagar | Updated: 14-02-2020 16:15 IST | Created: 14-02-2020 16:15 IST
Karimnagar (Telangana), Feb 14 (PTI): An ex-serviceman was arrested for allegedly opening fire in the air during a
marriage procession in Peddapalli district to prevent a quarrel between two groups, police said on Friday.
According to the Peddapalli assistant commissioner of police Habeeb Khan,the accused Baddam Tirumal Reddy was an
ex-serviceman who had worked in the Jammu andKashmir regiment from 2002 till 2019.
After retirement, he got himself an arms licence for self-protection.
Mandal and opened fire in the air. It was said Reddy opened fire to prevent a quarrel
between two groups of people during the marriage. "Even though he has an arms licence, he has no power
to open fire in public," the police official said. The weapon was seized from him, along with 14 used and
six empty cartridges. Reddy and four others who encouraged him to use the
weaponwere taken into custody. He said a case under Indian Arms Act has been
registered. On enquiry, it came to light that Reddy had opened
fire in the air during the new year celebrations, the police official said.
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