Man held with cartridges

A middle-aged man hailing from northeast India's Mizoram was arrested at the New Delhi Railway Station with a rifle and more than a thousand cartridges on Wednesday morning, police said. HT reports.
HT Image
HT Image
Updated on Jan 26, 2011 11:45 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A middle-aged man hailing from northeast India's Mizoram was arrested at the New Delhi Railway Station with a rifle and more than a thousand cartridges on Wednesday morning, police said.

"The man has been identified as Rohming Liana and claims to be the general secretary of the Mizoram Rifle Club. He was about to board a train to Guwahati with one of his associates when we arrested him at 10:30am at the railway station," said Bhairon Singh Gurjar, additional deputy commissioner of police (railways).

Police said a .22 bore rifle and 1,025 bullets of the same specification were recovered from Liana. The man was immediately placed under arrest and a case of Arms Act was slapped against him. He was handed over to Delhi Police's elite anti-terror wing Special Cell.

"During the course of our investigation, Liana did produce an identity card of the said club but failed to produce a licence of the cartridges. Carrying cartridges without licence is an offence, henceforth he has been booked under sector 25 of Arms Act," said a senior police officer.

Police said Liana was returning to Mizoram with his team after participating in a national-level competition at Dr Karni Shooting Range in the national Capital. Liana was apprehended while he was entering platform to board Guwahti-bound North-East Express, senior police and railway officials said.

"What aroused our suspicion was the fact that Liana refused to keep his bag in the X-Ray scanner for checking despite the insistence of the security personnel on duty. He kept refusing to hand over the bag to them. It is then that he was taken aside and the arms and ammunition recovered," the officer said.

Police said Liana's custody had been handed over to the special cell and further investigations were underway. "The investigators are further questioning the man. We are taking extra precaution as it was Republic Day. The background checking is also being done," the official said.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • The applications moved in May seek the appointment of an advocate commissioner for survey, photography and videography within the Shahi Eidgah mosque, the sealing of the mosque premises, enhancement of security, and “purification” of the mosque premises (claimed as the original birth place of Lord Krishna). (HT FILE PHOTO)

    Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi: Petition to seal Shahi Idgah Masjid to be heard today

    At least eight cases related to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi dispute will be heard in a civil court in Mathura today, when courts reopen after the summer vacation. Sensitive applications, including one seeking a survey and videography at Shahi Eidgah Masjid, next to the temple, are among those listed. The legal battle is similar to the one going on regarding the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi.

  • The maximum temperature on Thursday was 29.4°C degrees Celsius, seven degrees below normal. (File photo)

    Delhi: Moderate rain with thundershowers to continue a day after monsoon arrival

    A day after monsoon arrival in the national Capital, moderate rain along with thundershowers will continue to prevail on Friday with the maximum temperature expected to settle at 32C, India's Meteorological Department's forecast said. The maximum temperature on Thursday was 29.4C degrees Celsius, seven degrees below normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature on Friday is expected to hover around 24C.

  • The single-use plastic ban has come into effect from today, July 1. (HT file picture)

    Patna: Traders feel business sector not yet prepared for single-use plastic ban

    Quicked is empty for story with id 101656646713528

  • Mumbai, June 30 (ANI): People wade through a waterlogged road as their vehicle gets stuck during heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

    Mumbai sees waterlogging after heavy showers, more rain in forecast | Watch

    In the wake of heavy rain that lashed Mumbai on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department has announced weather alerts, indicating to residents of the country's financial capital that they need to be on guard. Here's all you need to know: (1.) An orange alert, warning of 'heavy to very heavy showers' in the next 24 hours, has been announced. This alert is for isolated places in the city and its neighbouring districts.

  • The tree is in the A block of Delhi's Connaught Place, located in the heart of the national capital.

    Delhiwale: On the death of a friend

    This afternoon, all that is left is the bottom-most part of the tree. The roots are embedded into a slab of earth. They look like fossilised arteries. The sturdy white columns of the colonial-era shopping district forms the backdrop of the dismal scene.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, July 01, 2022