Identified as Captain Varun Misra, the officer had come on leave to his hometown Bahraich, and was on his way back to his place of posting in Goa when he was taken into custody by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) before boarding a flight to New Delhi.
Even as the officer pleaded that the two cartridges were with him by mistake, CISF personnel at the airport refused to let him off. He did not possess any weapon.
According to Lucknow's Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajiv Krishna, a case was registered against the officer at the Sarojini Nagar police station and he was being handed over to local army authorities.
Lucknow: An Indian Army officer was arrested at the Lucknow airport Sunday after two AK-47 cartridges were found in his baggage, police said.
First Published: Sunday, August 01, 2010, 22:23