New Delhi: An RJD MLA was apprehended at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi for reportedly carrying bullets. Also Read - India's First AI Based Covid Testing Facility Starts Operations at Delhi's IGI Airport
Chandra Shekhar, an MLA from Madhepura Sadar, Bihar, had ten bullets in his luggage on February 20, said ANI on Friday. He was intercepted by a CISF personnel during baggage check while he was about to take a flight to Patna, said reports. Also Read - Delhi Airport Witnesses Chaos Among Passengers After Kejriwal Govt Issues SOPs For UK Travellers
Officials were quoted as saying that the bullets recovered were of 3.15 bore. Shekhar was stopped from boarding the flight when he failed to produce supporting documents for carrying the bullets. Some reports say he was handed over to the police as well. Also Read - Farmers' Protest: Air India Announces Waiver For Those Who Missed Flights Due to Traffic Disruption in Delhi-NCR
Passengers are not allowed to carry arms and ammunition on flights, as per Indian aviation security rules.
About a fortnight ago, a Raipur-bound passenger was apprehended at the airport for allegedly carrying 15 live bullets in his baggage, an official said.
A CISF officer, deputed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to scan the baggage of commuters, detected bullet-like objects on the x-ray monitor while checking the bag of passenger R Taneja.
“Fifteen live bullet rounds of .32 mm calibre were recovered from the passenger who was travelling to Raipur in Chhattisgarh,” the official said.
The passenger was not allowed to take the flight and was handed over to the police as he could not produce any documents for carrying the ammunition, the official said, adding that he was later booked under sections of the Arms Act.