UP minister found carrying live bullets, questioned at Delhi airport
NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister
Azam Khan was on Thursday stopped by security officials at the Indira Gandhi
International Airport (IGIA) after he was found carrying four live rounds of
bullets in his hand baggage before boarding a flight to Lucknow.
Officials said Khan was intercepted by CISF security
personnel at the airport terminal after they detected four live rounds of .32
bore bullets in his baggage during scanning. He was later questioned by
officials over carrying the prohibited ammunition to which expressed ignorance.
Officials said he then produced his arms license after
which he was allowed to proceed. Additional Director General of CISF (Airport
sector) O P Singh confirmed the incident. “The minister has been allowed to
travel to Lucknow after he produced his arms license. However, the bullets have
been seized,” he informed.