Due to irresponsibility on the part of an on-duty police sub-inspector at Chandmari Police Station in Guwahati, a loaded service revolver has gone missing.
It is suspected that the 9 mm revolver has been stolen by some miscreants.
The incident has embarrassed the department.
The police sub-inspector (SI) Ram Rawatiya was engaged on election duty for the first phase of panchayat election held on December 5.
He was assigned on election duty at polling stations in Dimoria, Tapatoli and Durung Pahar LP School under Khetri Police Station near Guwahati.
Though the SI admitted that he had lost his pistol, many have questioned how he could lose the revolver while it was being carried in his belt.
On the other hand, his knowledge about missing of the pistol only in the next morning has surprised all.
Informing about the incident, police official Rawatiya told ‘Northeast Now’ on Saturday: “I think the pistol might have gone missing at around 7:30 in the evening on the day of polling.”
He also said, “I was wearing the jacket when I was on duty. As the jacket covered the pistol which was in my belt, the pistol was not visible. I was at Khetri till 10.30 pm. We escorted the ballot boxes from Khetri to Sonaram field in Bharalumukh and submitted the same to the authorities concerned at 12.10 am.”
“After that along with other police personnel I reached my quarter at Chandmari at 2 am. Till then I was not aware that my pistol had gone missing. I thought the pistol was in the case. I came to know only at 10 am next day that the pistol was not in the case,” the police officer said.
He informed ‘Northeast Now’ that he apprised the Officer-in-Charge of the Chandmari Police Station Biren Deka about the loss of the pistol on December 6, 2016.