Police say records show no ammunition was used

Two days after the mob violence in Mayur Vihar,Delhi Police reiterated on Tuesday that its personnel had not fired at the crowd.

Written by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2012 1:53 am

Two days after the mob violence in Mayur Vihar,Delhi Police reiterated on Tuesday that its personnel had not fired at the crowd. Senior police officers said inventory records showed that no ammunition was spent during Sunday’s violence,which killed a man and injured 39 people,including policemen.

“Before an incident,we always keep a record of ammunition provided to our personnel. Once they return from the spot,we check their ammunition to see how many bullets were fired. So far,our records show that no bullets were fired on Sunday,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Prabhakar told Newsline on Tuesday.

The development comes a day after Delhi government launched a magisterial inquiry to probe whether police had opened fire on the mob.

Delhi Police has also constituted a special medical board to conduct the post-mortem of Vinod Singh Negi,who died of “suspected bullet wounds” on Sunday.

“Such boards are constituted when the incident involves a lot of public sentiments and a concrete decision is needed. The post-mortem is expected to be conducted on Wednesday morning. The bullet that killed Negi will tell us whether police fired at the mob,” a senior police official told Newsline.

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