2 detained at airport for possessing bullets

PUNE: A businessman from Jalgaon and a railway motorman from Ghaziabad have been detained at the airport early on Thursday morning after 24 bullets have been detected of their baggage.


As many as 22 reside cartridges of a .32 pistol have been recovered from the businessman’s bag and two bullets of a .9mm pistol from the motorman’s bag. No firearms have been discovered. The bullets have been detected all the way through baggage take a look at at the time of issuing boarding passes to the duo. The businessman used to be booked on a SpiceJet flight to Bengaluru. The motorman had a price tag of IndiGo to Delhi. Both have been later passed over to the Airport police.

Senior inspector Dilip Shinde mentioned, “They have been detained between 4am and four.30am after the bags scanners printed that they have been transporting bullets. They did not claim the ammunition at the security take a look at. They later instructed the police that they weren't mindful that the bullets have been of their baggage.”

Shinde mentioned, “The businessman possesses a firearm licence. The motorman has sought time to ensure the firearm licence of his joint family members. He visited Pune to fulfill his son, an IT skilled, in Wagholi.”

He mentioned, “The seized bullets would be despatched to ballistic professionals. No FIR has been registered. The police have made an access and allowed the duo to go after undertaking a initial inquiry. On receiving the professionals’ opinion and paperwork of bullets purchased from the respective events, we will be able to come to a decision on taking motion.”


SpiceJet mentioned the businessman used to be stopped by way of their security. “He had now not declared the reside cartridges prior to hanging the bags for screening,” a spokesperson instructed TOI.


A CISF source mentioned the man used to be puzzled after which passed over to the police. “It seems he forgot to convey legitimate papers for the cartridges,” a CISF professional mentioned.


Aviation analyst and professional Dhairyashil Vandekar mentioned, “In no case, such items can be carried within the hand baggage.”


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