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CHENNAI: An Inspector of Police accidentally opened fire from his pistol at the Pudupet armoury here on Saturday. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Police said Gunasekhar (57), attached to the Armed Reserve, was handling a semi-automatic pistol that he had taken from the armoury when the bullet suddenly went off. He was deputed to be part of the security ring for a Union Minister.

Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran has ordered an enquiry into the incident.

Vehicles damaged

An unruly gang allegedly damaged vehicles in Tondiarpet early on Monday.

According to police sources, two motorcycles were set on fire and the windshields of some vehicles stoned. “One motorcycle was fully gutted. The windshields of a couple of cars were damaged. It appears to be the mischief of some local rowdy elements. We have formed a special team to apprehend them. There is no motive…it appears to be nuisance under the influence of liquor,” a police official said.

Surveyor held

Officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption on Monday arrested a surveyor in Poonamallee on charges of taking bribe from a woman. According to sources in the agency, Devi of Pallikaranai approached the surveyor, Sekhar of Poonamallee taluk office, seeking change of name in a patta to which the official demanded Rs.3,000 as bribe. She lodged a complaint with the DVAC police who laid a trap and arrested the accused.

Van abandoned

A mini-van with 60 bags of ration rice was found abandoned in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar here on Sunday evening.

According to police sources, local people informed the police about the van near Corporation Urdu School. The van was seized and the case referred to the Civil Supplies CID police for investigation.