KOLKATA: A former Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan with gun was held at Shahid Minar on Sunday when he was entering the venue where Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed a rally.
The man, identified as Jadu Nandi from Durgapur, was taken to the nearby police station after a revolver was spotted tucked in his waist when he was being frisked. The man identified himself as a BJP supporter, said police.
However, the man was released after he produced the license which was issued for the firearm he was carrying.
The police said the incident took place before Shah arrived at the venue. "Nandi was in the queue of the BJP supporters who were going through searches by Kolkata police personnel. When we frisked him manually, we found the gun. He was promptly whisked away to a police station," said an officer of Kolkata police.
Heavy security arrangement was made in and around Shahid Minar and policemen were searching the party supporters at all the entry points. "We cannot allow anyone to enter a high-security zone even with a licensed gun," said the officer.