An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a head constable were injured on Sunday evening when a gun was accidentally discharged at the Police Training College, Daroh, in the Palampur subdivision of Kangra district.
The injured officers, ASI Kishan Chand and head constable Bharat Singh, are both college instructors.
An official privy to the matter, on condition of anonymity, said, “A bullet got stuck in a gun during firing training. The two instructors were trying to fix it when the weapon misfired. Chand was hit in the chest, while Singh’s leg was injured.”
According to Deputy Inspector General of police Bimal Gupta, principal of the Police Training College, Singh has been released from the hospital, while ASI Chand, who had to go through surgery at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC), Tanda, is in stable condition.
A case was filed at Bhawarna police station under Sections 336 (endangering human life) and 337 (injuring any person by a rash or negligent act) of the Indian Penal Code.