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Whistle-blower shot at by unknown assailants

A whistle-blower, who is credited to have conducted several sting operations on policemen in the city over the last few years, was shot at by unknown bike-borne assailants, during which his pet dog was killed while trying to save his master on Saturday night.

The victim, identified as Chetan Prakash Sharma, has suffered a bullet injury in his hand and is said to be out of danger. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accompanied by Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain and AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, visited him at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital on Saturday morning and assured him of security and fair trial in the case.

Sharma has helped the Anti-Corruption Branch in identifying many alleged corrupt policemen through his sting operations in the last 10 years. The attack on Sharma took place in West Delhi’s Rajapuri around 10:30 pm when he was walking his dog in front of his house after having dinner, said a police official.

“Two bike-borne men reached the spot and suddenly opened fire on him. His German shepherd dog instantly jumped on the attackers to save his master sustaining at least three bullets in the incident dying on the spot. Sharma sustained a bullet injury in his hand as the attackers fled,” said the official. Someone made a PCR call around 11 pm, after which Sharma was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital for treatment. Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code including attempt to murder against unknown persons and have taken up investigation. 
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