Saturday, May 15, 2010
2 held for carrying live bullets at Finance Ministry
New Delhi, May 13 (UNI) Police have arrested two people for allegedly carrying ammunition in the high-security North Block area.
The duo, identified as Mukesh Kumar and Moti Lal, were arrested by security officials in the North Block containing the Home and Finance Ministries with two live cartridges, police said.
A police official said the accused, hailing from Rajasthan, were trying to enter the office of Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena to invite him for a wedding.
''They were caught at Gate number two of the North Block at around 1430 hrs carrying two nine mm bullets in bag held by Kumar,'' the official said.
On interrogation, both the men could not produce a licence. They told the police that they had visited Mr Meena earlier in the day also but could not meet him.
''They were unable to explain the reason for carrying bullets also,'' the official noted.
Further investigation in the matter was on.