Pak businessman arrested with live cartridges

A Pakistani businessman was arrested for allegedly carrying live cartridges at the Rajasansi Airport here.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2011, 00:11 AM IST

Amritsar: A Pakistani businessman was
arrested on Saturday for allegedly carrying live cartridges at the
Rajasansi Airport here.

Sheikh Arif Mohammed (66), a resident or Sialkot, was
arrested while he was boarding Air India (AI-187) flight for
Delhi, police said.

Sheikh was carrying seven live pistol cartridges of .32
bore in his luggage which were detected during the x-ray
scanning.
He was arrested after registration of criminal case
under the Arms and Ammunition act.

The incident occurred last evening at around 9.30 pm when
he was heading to board the flight for Delhi.

He was interrogated and arrested today, R P Mittal,
Commissioner of Police, said.

During interrogation it was revealed that it was not a
deliberate act as he has a licensed revolver and had
mistakenly brought bullets of his weapon in his luggage,
Mittal said.
As per Indian law, Pakistani licensed weapons or
cartridges couldn`t be brought to India.

He crossed over to Indian to take part in the Trade Fair
at Pragati Madan in New Delhi.

Earlier on September 11, fourteen live cartridges were
seized from renowned Sufi Singer Pyare Lal Wadali at the same
airport.

PTI