22-year-old Shivesh Kumar is alleged to have shot himself in the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station yesterday after he boarded the Metro from Chandni Chowk, underlining the vulnerability and security scare the rapid transport network of the national capital faces.

Officials said the CISF has found CCTV footage of last evening's incident where Shivesh is seen quickly lifting a bag from over the low-height glass wall partition at the Chandni chowk station, which is created to demarcate the free and security-hold area in a number of Metro stations.

They stated Shivesh was with his sister when he entered the said station. While we went for frisking, his sister stopped at the counter with two bags. She then kept the bags on an elevated platform near the glass wall and Shivesh is later seen lifting one of the bags from over the glass partition in which it is suspected the 'desi katta' (local pistol) was kept, they said. His sister and the second bag went through normal frisking and scanning respectively and hence they were cleared for travelling.

"It looks the act was deliberate on the part of Shivesh. He is being questioned by the police now," they cited. The paramilitary force has handed over the CCTV footage of the said incident to police officials probing the case.

CISF officials probing the incident said they have requested the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to immediately make arrangements to scale up the height of the glass wall so that no one can transfer items like this.

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