Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Man carrying 95 pistol cases nabbed at Ahmedabad airport

Ahmedabad: Security alarm bells went buzzing at the city airport when a man carrying 95 pistol cases in his luggage was apprehended while checking in to board the Ahmedabad-Kolkata Indigo 6E237 flight on Monday.

Sanjay Sakaria (Patel), director of a casting manufacturing company--Always Technocast Pvt Ltd (ATPL)--in Shapar industrial area near Rajkot, was stopped by security personnel when his luggage threw up images of pistols when scanned.
Sakaria was handed over to Sardarnagar police along with three boxes containing the 9 mm calibre pistol frames. Sakaria was later released by police after he produced documents proving that the consignment was legal and meant for delivery at the Ishapore Rifle Factory in West Bengal.
D B Waghela, joint commissioner of police in sector-2 in the city, said, "Sakaria was apprehended from the city airport after airline staffers suspected him of illegally carrying weapons. He was let off after he produced licence to supply to the Indian Army."
28/02/17 Times of India