Jammu and Kashmir minister’s grandson arrested

April 20th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by admin  


Jammu, April 20 (IANS) The police have arrested Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education Minister Mangat Ram Sharma’s grandson after a brawl at a bar in the Jammu city Saturday night. Nitin Sharma, grandson of the minister, has been arrested under section 125 of the Indian Arms Act after he pulled out a pistol and cocked it.

He threatened to shoot the men with whom he had the brawl, according to the police.

The pistol belonged to a policeman who was on duty with the minister’s son.

The police are investigating as to how the grandson of the minister came into the possession of the weapon. The police have registered a case.

Mangat Ram Sharma, former deputy chief minister of the state, told reporters in Jammu: “Let the law take its own course.”

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