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Chennai: Pistol seized from ex-Union minister

Ibrahim had come to the airport to board a Kingfisher Airlines flight scheduled to leave at 9:45 pm on Tuesday night..

india Updated: Aug 30, 2006 11:50 IST

A pistol was recovered from former Civil Aviation Minister CM Ibrahim before he boarded a flight to Bangalore from Chennai, airport sources said in Chennai on Tuesday.

Ibrahim had come to the airport to board a Kingfisher Airlines flight scheduled to leave at 9:45 pm on Tuesday night, the sources said.

The former minister was allowed to proceed on his journey, although the pistol was seized. The sources said Ibrahim has been asked to produce the licence for the weapon before he can reclaim it. Ibrahim had been the Civil Aviation Minister in the Devegowda ministry.

First Published: Aug 30, 2006 11:50 IST