New Delhi: Atop officer of Manipur police department allegedly shot himself in his office Saturday afternoon, officials said. Also Read - Lockdown Extension News: Complete Shutdown Announced in This State Till August 31

The officer, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arvind Kumar, was taken to a hospital following the incident. Also Read - Political Crisis Ends in Manipur as CM Biren Singh Wins Confidence Motion by Voice Vote

Top brass of the state police and officials, including Chief Secretary J Suresh Babu, were at Raj Medicity where Kumar was being treated. Also Read - BJP, Congress Leaders on Toes as Manipur MLAs to Participate in Trust Vote in Assembly

The chief secretary said Kumar’s condition is serious but he is responding to the treatment and has also spoken to the doctors.

“He will be sent to Delhi, once his condition improves,” Babu added.

Kumar, a 1992-batch IPS officer of the Manipur cadre, shot himself with his service revolver in his office in Manipur Rifles Compound, said a senior police officer.

It is being probed why he took the step, he said. Kumar was sent back to his home cadre around a year ago, the officer added.