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Arms haul in JNU campus; pistol, cartridges found in abandoned bag

New Delhi: A bag containing a pistol and live cartridges was found in the JNU campus, which is witnessing an agitation by a section of students over disappearance of MSc Biotechnology student Najeeb Ahmed.

The black coloured bag was noticed by a security guard of JNU at around 2 am on Monday. It contained a 7.65 pistol, seven cartridges and a screw driver, said a senior police officer.

The guard informed about the bag to the JNU authorities who called police.

A case under Arms Act has been registered against unknown persons and investigation has been undertaken, said the officer.

A section of JNU students is agitating over the issue of disappearance of Najeeb. They have also been joined by mother and sister of the missing student.

Najeeb, 27, a student of School of Biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on October 15 following an on-campus scuffle allegedly with the members of ABVP.

PTI