hakeeFollowing the arrest of Shakeel Ahmed, the accused in a gunfire incident reported in Guwahati's Chandmari locality, officials informed that the firearm possessed by him was registered in the name of his deceased father, a former forest department official.
Against previously reported, the gunfire incident took place at Chandmari's Milanpur locality on January 9 at 2 am in the night. It has been revealed that a youth named Abhishek was crossing the road in his vehicle when Shakeel, the accused came rushing out and intercepted the car.
Subsequently, both parties got embroiled in a verbal spat during which Abhishek allegedly addressed the accused Shakeel as 'bhaiti' or younger brother.
Officials said that this angered Shakeel a lot and he demanded to be addressed as 'Boss'. To this, when Abhishek refused, Shakeel called in his partners.
The three youths, who were with Shakeel, rushed with pipes and iron rods to hit Abhishek. During the commotion, in a bid to intimidate Abhishek, the accused Shakeel brandished his firearm and fired a blank in the air.
Meanwhile, officials have further said that the firearm in possession of Shakeel was registered in the name of his father, a retired forest ranger. Following his demise, Shakeel had renewed his father's license and possessed two firearms.
Police have seized both firearms from his possession, a double-barrel gun and a 0.32 mm pistol. A case under sections 341/294/506/25(9)/30 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) have been registered against Shakeel by Chandmari Police.