Crime and Accident

Passenger carrying live bullet held at IGI airport

Passenger carrying live bullet held at IGI airport

New Delhi: A Kolkata-bound passenger was apprehended at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying a live bullet in his bag, an official said today.

The man, identified as Sudhir Agarwal, was going through the security checks at the Indira Gandhi International airport here yesterday when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel detected a “bullet-like object” in his luggage, said a senior official involved in airport security.

“A live bullet was recovered from his (Agarwal’s) bag. He was handed over to the police as he could not produce the valid documents for carrying the bullet,” he added.

Carrying arms and ammunition on board an aircraft is banned by law.

—PTI