Bullet seems to be fired in air: DGP

“According to Forensic Science Laboratory experts, it was not on flat trajectory and could have been aimed high, and came down. It was almost a dead bullet,” Dr Sigh told reporters after visiting Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Ashram on Kanakapura road.

The DGP said the ammunition - .32 mm bullet - was a versatile one and could be used for a variety of weapons. The bullet was fired between 6.05 pm and 6.10 pm, at least five minutes after Ravishankar’s convoy left the spot.

The Ashram people informed the Harohalli police at about 9.15 pm and the message was received by Ramanagar Superintendent of Police around 10 pm.

A case has been registered under Section 304 IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and Arms Act. However, no one has so far claimed to have seen the attacker.
The police are also inquiring into three-hour delay in informing the police. He said the injured Vijaykumar told the police that he heard the noise and felt a burning sensation in his left thigh, but there was no bleeding injury.

Too early
On the other hand, IGP (Central Range) Kamal Panth said it was too early to come to any conclusion. “The police are looking into all aspects and hence, it is too premature to comment right away,” he added.  The police have strengthened security in and around the Ashram after the incident.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Ramanagaram district) Devaraj said an unidentified person fired a round at the convoy when Sri Sri Ravishankar was leaving after ‘satsang’ in his ashram last evening.

The injured man was discharged after first aid at a local hospital. Deveraj said the whole area has been cordoned off. The police have closed all  entry points and have begun combing the insides of the premises.  "Y" category security has been provided to Ravishankar, with four police personnel guarding him round-the-clock.
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