Foreign security official detained at 5-star hotel

A security official attached to an international team was Sunday detained at the entrance of a five star hotel here after a firearm was recovered from him during security check.

New Delhi: A security official attached to an international team was Sunday detained at the entrance of a
five star hotel here after a firearm was recovered from him
during security check.

"A small firearm was recovered from a person who was
part of the security staff attached to a foreign team. He was
carrying a diplomatic pass and was not authorised to carry any
arms," Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said.

He said the weapon was recovered from the person
during the security check as he was about to enter the Ashoka
Hotel where a number of foreign officials are staying.

"People from other countries who were present there
were very happy with the security personnel over detection of
the gun," Pillai said.

The official is understood to be from the Singapore
High Commission who had come to see his team housed in the
hotel, official sources said.

The official was questioned by security agencies and
later let off, they added.

Pillai said a team of Scotland Yard was also in town
and was studying the security arrangements for the English
team.

He said they were picking up tips as London is set to
host the 2012 Olympics.

PTI

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