Manipur Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) in-charge of law and order, Arvind Kumar, allegedly shot himself with his service gun on July 18.
Reports said that the incident happened at his official quarter at 2nd Manipur Rifles Complex in Imphal around noon on July 18.
He was taken to a private hospital in Imphal. Local reports said that doctors are conducting emergency surgery. Senior officials have rushed to the hospital to take stock of the situation. More details on his health condition are awaited.
News agency PTI reported that the top brass of the state police and officials, including Chief Secretary J Suresh Babu, were at Raj Medicity where Kumar was being treated.
The PTI report further quoted the chief secretary as saying that Kumar’s condition is serious but he is responding to the treatment and has also spoken to the doctors.
“He will be sent to Delhi, once his condition improves,” Babu added.
“It’s very unfortunate incident. We don’t know the background. Luckily damage is not much. It’s a complete bullet injury. He is conscious. He is responding to the doctor’s call. We will try to shift him to Delhi at the earliest when he becomes stable,” said a top government official of Manipur after visiting Arvind Kumar at the hospital.
Arvind Kumar is a 1992-batch Indian Police Service officer from Manipur cadre.
(This is a developing story. It will be updated.)