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In Shimla restaurant, denied cigarette, tourist fires gunshots in air; Arrested

On the complaint of the hotel manager, the police have registered a case under the Arms Act. Accused arrested. SHO Vikas Sharma is investigating the matter.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Shimla: When the waiter refused to fulfill the demand of cigarette and food of the guest staying in the hotel at midnight, the guest opened fire. The case is of Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Police have registered a case under Arms Act. The accused has been identified.

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According to the information, this incident has come up under Sadar police station of Chhota Shimla. The manager of Hotel Q Cafe, in a complaint to the police, told that on September 19, a person was staying in his hotel. This guest fired two rounds at the hotel camera at midnight. Vishwanath, accused of firing, asked for food items and cigarettes from the waiter at around 2 pm. On this, the waiter Kaidarnath refused service at midnight. Angry at this, Vishwanath locked himself in the camera of the hotel and then fired two rounds from the gun. Also threatened to kill the waiter.

“Acting on the complaint of the owner of a private hotel that a guest who stayed in his hotel had fired two rounds with his weapon at night and locked himself in the hotel room with his weapon,” Monika Bhutungru, Superintendent of Shimla Police..

Police have charged him under Sections 336, 506 (endanger human life or the personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code & Arms Act.

“The accused has been arrested and further investigation is going on, Bhutungru added.

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