Adilabad MIM prez opens fire over cricket match | Hyderabad News


Hyderabad: Adilabad police took district AIMIM president into custody after he shot at two persons using a pistol and injured another man with a knife during an argument over a cricket match in his neighbourhood in Adilabad on Friday. The accused, Md Farooq Ahmed, is AIMIM’s Adilabad district president and ex-vice chairman of Adilabad municipality.
“Two persons suffered bullet injuries and one person suffered a knife injury,” Adilabad additional SP (Operations) Rajesh Chandra said. According to police, trouble started at 6 pm on Friday. An argument broke out between Farooq Ahmed’s nephew and others during a cricket match they were playing in the neighbourhood at Tatiguda Colony. “Soon elders from both the groups as well as Farooq joined the argument. Soon, scuffle ensued between the two groups and Farooq opened fire at others,” Rajesh Chandra said.
“The injured were shifted to RIMS hospital,” additional SP said. Police sources said that those injured are from another political party and Farooq held a grudge against them after a loss in municipal elections. Police quickly apprehended Farooq and seized the pistol from his possession.
We have initiated proceedings for cancellation of his weapon’s license. Police pickets have been set up in the area to prevent any kind of untoward incidents


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