Monday, August 23, 2021

Two held by CISF with bullets at Delhi airport

New Delhi: Two passengers, travelling separately, were held by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying live bullets in an alleged unauthorised manner, officials said on Monday. Both the interceptions took place on Sunday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

In the first case, a senior official said, two bullets of 5.56mm caliber were recovered from an Indian passenger travelling to Dubai on board an Emirates flight.

In the second instance, four live bullets of 7.65mm caliber were recovered from a Guwahati-bound passenger during security check.

The second passenger had to board an Air Asia flight but he was offloaded after the recovery of the bullets, the official said.

As carrying arms and ammunition inside an aircraft is banned and after the passengers could not furnish a government authorisation for carrying the live bullets, they were handed over to the local police that booked them under sections of the Arms Act, he said.

23/08/21 PTI/Times of India

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