American Semilar arrested with loaded gun in Chennai

June 11th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by John Le Fevre  

A 58-year-old American national known only as Semilar has been arrested in the Indian city of Chennai while attempting to board a flight with a loaded revolver.

Reports from Chennai say Central Industrial and Security Force personnel found the weapon while scanning the man’s baggage as he was about to board a Jet Airways flight to Mumbai.

Semilar is reported to arrived in Chennai from New Delhi last week to undergo medical treatment at a private hospital.

Officials said the revolver and 35 bullets were detected during routine security scanning and the man claimed to have a valid permit in the US for the weapon.

Semilar, has been handed over to Indian authorities and the American consulate informed.

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