A crowded street in Hyderabad was witness to a scene straight out of a movie, after a constable of Cyberabad Police's Anti-Chain Snatching Team (ACST) opened fire in a failed attempt to stop a chain-snatcher duo on Monday morning, the Times of India reported.
The incident which took place at roughly 11 am when two men on a bike tried to snatch a gold chain off a hotel owner who was on her way to work.
Two constables, Ravi and Narender, were present at the spot and Ravi pulled out a 9 mm pistol and fired two shots at the speeding duo.
"Members of the Chase and Catch Teams (CCTs) were asked to tactically deploy themselves at chain snatching hot spots and keep a watch on women moving on the street wearing gold chains. The constables did that and they reacted quickly after the incident. But they should have been a lot more cautious while opening fire in a residential area when civilians are moving around. I am calling all the CCTs' members for a quick word tomorrow to review the incident and give them fresh instructions on what to do in future if similar situations arise," Cyberabad commissioner CV Anand told TOI.
Watch the CCTV footage of the incident here.