Brave cop overpowers gun-wielding man

Chandrappa chases down the offender

Brave cop overpowers gun-wielding man

A brave head constable overpowered a gun-wielding man who not only created a ruckus in a two-wheeler showroom in Kengeri, but also fired on the floor to intimidate the showroom staff and a few others who tried to subdue him on Saturday.

The shooter, identified as N D Jagadish, has been arrested and booked for attempt to murder and other sections under the Arms Act, the police said. Head Constable Chandrappa, attached to Kengeri police station, was lauded for his brave act and was rewarded.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 4.10 pm at Satellite Motors in Kengeri Satellite Town. Jagadish had booked a Honda Livo (BS-3) bike on March 31.

Though more than two months had elapsed, the paper work for the vehicle had not been completed.
Irked by this, Jagadish had a heated argument with showroom owner Mohammad Shafiullah who asked him not to raise his voice. Jagadish then brandished his .32 mm bore pistol and threatened the staff in the showroom when they gathered around him to overpower him. Jagadish then fired a shot through his pocket into the floor, sending the showroom staff and customers running helter-skelter in panic. In the melee, an employee of the shop Farman sustained minor injuries on his right hand. Meanwhile, Jagadish tried to escape.

Head Constable Chandrappa, who was on duty nearby, heard the gunshot and commotion and rushed to the spot where he saw Jagadish trying to escape. He chased him and caught him. There were two live rounds in the pistol, a senior police officer said. Later, the showroom staff and passersby assisted Chandrappa till additional forces arrived and Jagadish was taken to the police station.

Jagadish is an ex-serviceman who served in the 106 Parachute Regiment. He took voluntary retirement in August 2016 and is currently working as a security guard for a company on Cunningham Road.

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