The UT Police arrested a 19-year-old youth from Panjab University after a pistol and four-live cartridges were recovered from his possession on Sunday. According to he police,accused Sukhdeep Singh,a resident of Mansa,Panjab,had been staying with his friend on campus for the past fortnight.
He was carrying the pistol in his pocket while walking near Arts Block on Sunday. Some security personnel grew suspicion and followed him. On seeing the personnel approach him,he started to run,but was apprehended.
During police questioning,Sukhdeep was unable to show any licence and claimed that the pistol had been given to him by his friend.
A case under the Arms Act has been registered. Sukhdeep was produced in court and later remanded to judicial custody.