VILLUPURAM: Police officials have found that the US-made pistol found at Villupuram-Puducherry border (which triggered high drama including a car chase) was the one that went missing from the Kallakuruchi police station recently.
When the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha elections came into force in March, all those who had gun licences surrendered their weapons at the Kallakurichi police station. The US-made 5.65 mm pistol, which belonged to a member of a political party, was among those which were to be kept under lock and key.
So, how did it land at the Puducherry border? According to a source, a policeman in the station was annoyed as he was reprimanded by his boss as he was tipsy while on duty. To get back at the boss, he stole the gun from the station and arranged to plant it at the spot where it was found on May 18.
The Valavanur police on May 18 spotted three persons from Ellarpalayam near Puducherry border and they sped away in a car once they saw police officials on patrol. Police checked the spot and found the pistol. They tried to chase the trio, but they reportedly escaped into Puducherry.
The car’s registration number too was fake.
However, the there is still no clarity on what the trio had to do with the pistol.