Inspector, Baskaran of Chengalpattu Town Police opened fire when a murder case accused attempt to assault him on Friday morning.
The incident took place near Chengalpattu when the Inspector took the accused – Charles, at around 8 a.m. to a remote place for recovering a lethal weapon reportedly used by the later to commit a murder at Chengalpattu a few months ago.
After laying his hands on the weapon, Charles suddenly turned around and attempt to trade deadly blows on the Inspector. However, Baskaran who was taken aback initially recovered swiftly and opened fire on Charles.
In the process, Charles sustained bullet injuries on his legs and Baskaran received cut injuries on his hand and leg. Both of them have been admitted at the Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital, Chengalpattu, police said.