Cops cautious about firing at Chikhli

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 Motorcycle rider Mahesh Shripati Bhosale, 38, of Sane Chowk in Chikhli, claimed that an unidentified motorcycle rider attempted to kill him by opening fire at him at Sane Chowk on Saturday night when he was on his way home. Nigdi police found a country-made pistol at the spot.

Police have registered an attempt to murder case. "We are looking into the versions he had stated in the first information report," senior police inspector Sanjay Naik-Patil said on Sunday. According to the complaint, an unidentified motorcycle rider pursued him home around 8.30pm. The suspect first pushed Bhosale's motorcycle following which he fell down. The attacker then stopped his motorcycle and came close to him and pulled out a pistol and fired a bullet in his direction.