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Karnataka woman inspector injured while chasing down goons in Kalaburagi, recommended for CM's medal

Two police personnel, including a woman inspector, were injured on Sunday when they opened fire at two goons to prevent them from escaping in Karnataka's Kalaburagi, media reports said.

The Inspector General of Police (North Eastern Range) Alok Kumar has lauded Sub-Inspector Akka Mahadevi's act and said, "It's the first time a lady cop did that. We'll recommend her for the chief minister's medal and provide cash reward to the other police personnel." He added that the two history-sheeters will be booked and the police would ensure that they don't come out of the jail at least for a year.

According to The Hindu, Kumar said that the two arrested repeat offenders — Chetan and Shivakumar — were involved in eight criminal cases, including an attempt to murder, dacoity and kidnap. After receiving a tip-off, a police team led by Inspector James Menenjes chased the attackers before opening fire. Mahadevi who is stationed at RG Nagar opened fire at Chetan after he attacked police constable Prahlad Kulkarni with a weapon injuring his arm, while Menenjes shot Shivakumar on his leg.

The injured personnel were shifted to a private hospital and the accused were admitted to the District Government Hospital. A case has been registered at the rural police station.

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Updated Date: Oct 08, 2017 17:09:54 IST