Man arrested for carrying live bullets on flight

  • Jayprakash S Naidu
  • Updated: May 26, 2016 12:52 IST

MUMBAI: The airport police on Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly carrying two live bullets of AK-47 and AK-56 rifles on a flight.

The accused, Agha Akhtar Abbas Alvi, a resident of Bangalore, had gone on a pilgrimage with his wife in Iran as well as Iraq. He got down at the CST international airport from Iran and then came to the domestic airport to board a flight to Bangalore. During the check, the bullets were found in his luggage. Alvi said he was not aware that carrying bullets on a flight is a crime.

“When we asked him who gave him the bullets he claimed he got it from an army man in Iran as a souvenir. We are recording his detailed statement and will verify the facts,” said Shreerang Mayekar, senior inspector, airport police station.

Alvi has been booked under Indian Arms Act under section 3 (licence for acquisition and possession of firearms and ammunition) and 25 (punishment for certain offences pertaining to ammunition). He has been sent to police custody for five days.

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