Man booked for accidental gun fire at Starbucks

New Delhi:A senior citizen was on Thursday booked under the Arms Act after he accidentally fired from his loaded licensed pistol at Starbucks in Connaught place, a police officer said.

The police said the accused, later identified as Anil Kumar, a resident of north Delhi’s Model Town, had come to attend a meeting with his friend in Starbucks coffee house around 1 p.m.

“When Kumar was having coffee, his licensed pistol fell down on the ground and a shot was fired accidentally. Kumar was unaware about the fact that the weapon was loaded and unlocked in his possession. No one was injured in this incident,” said DCP Madhur Verma.

“The police recovered the pistol from Kumar. During probe, it was found that the weapon’s licence of Kumar expired on October 26 last year. We have booked Kumar under the Arms Act and seized his pistol,” Verma added.