A 33-year-old man was arrested by Delhi Metro security personnel from Adarsh Nagar metro station with several rounds of bullet, said police on Monday.
Police said, â€œCentral Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawans arrested a man hailing from Uttar Pradeshâ€™s Muradabad on late Sunday. They recovered around 20 live cartridges from his possessions.â€
The man, identified as Ganga Ram, came to meet a relative with his friend and his wife when they were detained during the checking by CISF personnel. Ram claimed that he had a license for the arms but failed to produce a hard copy of his claiming.
Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Metro Police, Pankaj Kumar Singh, said, â€œHe told us that he would produce the hard copy but it needs to be verified and checked as to why he was carrying the cartridges. A case, therefore, has been registered under section 25/54 of the Arms Act and an investigation is underway.â€
Ramâ€™s friend and his wife were later allowed to go.
As per the police, Ram works as a private money lender in Muradabad and had come to meet a relative who was admitted at Bara Hindu Rao Hospital in Delhi.
Delhi Police is on high alert with Republic Day on the slates.