UP minister Azam Khan found carrying live bullets, questioned at airport

The minister has been allowed to travel after he produced his arms license. However, the bullets have been seized.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2014 9:10 pm
azam-khan He was later questioned by officials over carrying the prohibited ammunition to which expressed ignorance.

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.

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    Krishna Saraswat
    Oct 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm
    Good Job by CISF and other authorities. Law is equal for everyone doesn't matter if he is a minister or a common man!
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    Mzuri Asante
    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm
    Why was he exempt from national security rules/laws?
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    Congi
    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm
    put him in jail
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    Citizen
    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm
    Congrats to security guys These are our careless law makers????? What sort of rule we can expect from these guys except their own enrichment???? Are they going to give the same treatment if some ordinary guy shows his license???? As a minister speaker should take notice of this and appropriate punishment should be given. Jaihind
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    Sphinx
    Oct 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm
    Match the bullet with all the people shot dead in last 2 days in Delhi.Presumably he was allowed as VIP when he came from Lucknow to Delhi by flight.
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    Sphinx
    Oct 17, 2014 at 12:50 am
    Presumably he was allowed at Lucknow airport with bullets without checking.
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