Former JDU MLA Raju Singh in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city was detained by the Delhi police for allegedly firing a gun in the air during a New Year Eve's party. The incident has left a woman guest critically injured, officials said.
Singh was being brought to Delhi and a pistol was also recovered from his possession, they said.
Delhi Police has arrested former JDU MLA Raju Singh from UP. He is accused of shooting at a woman during new year's celebrations; Visuals from the farmhouse in Delhi where the incident took place pic.twitter.com/RJlQDnLdds— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2019
Police had earlier seized two rifles and 800 bullets from Singh's farmhouse in Vasant Kunj, a senior police official said.
Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj had alerted the police about the injury to the woman's head, apparently from a bullet fired during celebrations by the former Bihar MLA, the officials said.
The victim, identified as Archana Gupta, is an architect.
In his complaint to police, the victim's husband alleged that they were at the farmhouse on Monday night to celebrate New Year along with friends and at around midnight, two-three rounds were fired by Singh.
Immediately, he noticed that his wife had fallen down and was bleeding, the man said in his complaint.
A case was registered against Singh under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, the senior police official said.
The official said the accused has five other cases registered against him. His wife is a former member of legislative council from Bihar.
The farmhouse is owned by Singh's mother where he lives with his family, the official said.
Singh's two brothers also live with their families in the farmhouse, he added.
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