A man was arrested Monday for allegedly threatening some college students with a fake pistol and making a futile attempt to rob them.
Police asid the man picked up a quarrel with some of the students near Government College of Technology, suddenly whipped out a 'pistol' and threatened to shoot dead one of them.
However, the students managed to escape and lodged a complaint with police, who rushed to the spot and nabbed him.
An examination of the 'pistol' showed it was fake and he was later produced before a court and lodged in the central jail here, they said
Preliminary inquiries revealed he had earlier threatened some persons with a fake pistol and relived them of some cash, police said.