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Two held with pistol, bullet at Vaishali metro station

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two persons were apprehended today by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at a Metro station for allegedly carrying a country-made pistol and a bullet in a bag, they were travelling with.

Officials said that the incident was reported from the Vaishali station in at about 10 am when a security personnel, during X-ray screening of the baggage, detected the weapon and the single round ammunition, loaded in the pistol chamber.

The duo, identified as Ashish Kumar and Rakesh Yadav, were travelling together and denied having any idea about the presence of weapon in the bag, they said.

"When questioned, they said they had no idea about the weapon and the bullet kept in the bag. They have been handed over to the Police which is investigating the case now," an official said.

Arms and ammunition are banned from being taken inside the Metro and such instances are punishable under

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 20:57 IST