Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Chandigarh- An IAS officer in Punjab had a slim escape when a stray bullet hit his mattress whereas he was mendacity in the course of the Diwali night time in a high-security authorities residential locality right here, police mentioned on Monday.

Ruling out animosity with anybody, Varinder Kumar Sharma, a 2009-batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre, instructed the media that he and his household are secure. He suspected it to be a celebratory gunfire.

“I have no animosity with anyone so that angle is ruled out. I suspect that a celebratory firing was going on in nearby residence and a stray bullet landed in our bedroom through window around 11.10 p.m. on Diwali night. We had a narrow escape and immediately police was informed, ” he mentioned.

The police is suspecting that both a miscreant fired a bullet and fled or a gunman deputed within the space shot a bullet from his service revolver whereas celebrating Diwali.

The incident occurred at a locality housing residences of bureaucrats and judicial officers in Sector 24.

Sharma is presently serving because the Managing Director of Punjab Health Systems Corporation and Secretary of Punjab State Human Rights Commission.

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