Hyderabad: AIMIM party's Adilabad district president Mohd Farooq Ahmed has been booked for attempt to murder, after he opened fire using a country pistol. The scuffle between two groups at Tatiguda led to serious injuries of three persons. One has been shifted to Hyderabad.

A special officer on duty to the Superintendent of police-Adilabad district told NewsMeter, "At around 5 PM on friday, a brawl broke out between two groups, reportedly parents. The incident was in connection with a cricket match. A small quarrel between the children led the parents into a fight. Mohd Farooq Ahmed opened fire using a country made pistol, the man also held a knife. Two of the three sustained bullet injuries while one suffered knife injury". A statement from the police said,"Syed Mouthesin received one bullet and Syed Mannan sustained head injury".

The accused Mohd Farooq who happens to be AIMIM's former vice municipal chairman for Adilabad, fired five rounds, cops added. The entire incident was captured on camera and the video has gone viral. "Following a call, the Tatiguda II town police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured persons to RIMS hospital, one has been sent to Hyderabad. The licensed pistol has been confiscated" the officer added.

The man has been booked under section 307, 324, 506 r/w 34 of Indian Penal Code and section 27, 30 of Arms Act. The accused has been taken into custody

When asked for the reason behind the attack, Cops said, "Eye witnesses say that it was a territory fight which culminated into a heated argument between parents. Previous grudges seems to be the source of conflict between the two parties".

The Adilabad police have sent a recommendation to the Director General of Police to cancel the fire arm license of the accused."The entire area has been placed under patrolling with increased number of personnel. The situation is under control" cops confirmed.


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