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DCP Karnik injured at Mumbai firing range

DCP Sandeep Karnik,who is facing a magisterial inquiry after the police firing at Maval near Pune,sustained a minor injury in his left hand while practicing with a rifle at a firing range in Ghatkopar on Monday.

DCP Sandeep Karnik,who is facing a magisterial inquiry after the police firing at Maval near Pune,sustained a minor injury in his left hand while practicing with a rifle at a firing range in Ghatkopar on Monday.

According to the police,Karnik was injured while practising with a new M5 short-range rifle on Monday morning. DCP Sanjay Shintre said Karnik is currently deployed in the Special Branch and is also heading the Quick Respose Team (QRT).

A finger on Karnik’s left hand was injured due to the strong recoil of the weapon during target practice.

“Karnik was taken to a hospital for first aid and is undergoing treatment,” said Quaiser Khalid,Additional Police Commissioner of East region.

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In August,three farmers were killed and one seriously injured when the police opened fire to disperse agitating farmers at Maval on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

A magisterial inquiry is underway into the firing that took place under the supervision of Karnik,who was then SP (Pune Rural). Subsequently,Karnik sought a transfer and was shifted to Mumbai.