Woman held with live cartridges at Lucknow airport

December 15th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) A woman was held at the the Amausi airport here Monday after four live cartridges were found from her purse during pre-departure security checking, police said.”Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel detected the .32 bore cartridges during the final security check and stopped her,” inspector Prayag Singh of Sarojininagar told IANS.

The woman, Sarla Arora, however, said her husband, who had a valid arms licence, had left the cartridges in her purse by mistake, according to police.

Her husband, M.L. Arora, was summoned to the airport and the licence was checked, police said, adding that she was then allowed to catch her 10 a.m. Dubai flight.

“The CISF have seized the cartridges,” Singh added.

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