Sunday, February 14, 2016

Court frees man caught with live bullet at IGI airport

A Delhi court has spared a man the jail term for carrying a live cartridge in the form of a key ring in his luggage at the domestic wing of Indira Gandhi International Airport here, saying he did not intend to use it for any unlawful purpose.

The court, while acquitting the man, also said that no firearm was recovered from his possession and culpability of the accused has not been proved.

"The court, after careful scrutiny of the evidence, does not see any evidence showing culpability of accused... It can be said that accused never intended to use the cartridge for any illegal purpose but kept the same for using it as a key ring. Accordingly the accused is acquitted for the offence charged for," Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma said.
The magistrate also said that the prosecution could not show if he meant to use it illegally.
14/02/16 PTI/Daily News & Analysis

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