On Monday, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has recovered 20 live cartridges in the national capital. The incident took place at the Adarsh Nagar Metro Station. During the security checking of a man, 20 live cartridges were found in his possession. The Delhi Metro Police are questioning the 33-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district. The Adarsh Nagar Metro Station falls on the Yellow Line of Delhi Metro and is located in north-west part of the city.
As per reports of The Indian Express, the man has been identified as Ganga Ram. The man claims that he was in the capital to meet a relative with his friend and wife. They were detained by CISF during the check at the metro station. Ganga Ram claims that he has a license for the firearms, however, he also said that it was back home in Muradabad.
Pankaj Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Delhi Metro said that the man showed a soft copy of the license on his phone. Singh said, “He told us that he would produce the hard copy but it needs to be verified and checked as to why he was carrying the cartridges. A case, therefore, has been registered under section 25/54 of the Arms Act and an investigation is underway.”
Meanwhile, in an astonishing development, police on January 11 recovered more than four hundred bullets used in self-loading rifles (SLR) lying abandoned in Kerala’s Malappuram district. As per the reports of Times of India, six days ago, under the same bridge police had recovered five M18A1 directional anti-personnel claymore mines. This has causes suspicion of sabotage and the investigation is underway in this regard. The report said that according to DSP of Tirur, during the search operation in the case of recent recovery of landmines, police have found the cartridges from river water.
A PTI report said that as many as five metal containers with the suspected explosive substance, two metal parts and six gunny bags were found scattered on the sandbanks beneath the bridge over Bharathapuzha river on January 5. The containers had the wordings “FRONT TOWARD ENEMY”.