Man held with pistol, live cartridge in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Jan 10 (PTI) Police have arrested a 25-year- old man for illegally carrying a country-made pistol and a live cartridge in Mumbai, an official said on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off that a man carrying a pistol was likely to come to Hans Bhugra Road in Kalina area here, a police team reached the spot and arrested the accused on Saturday, he said.

A case was later registered against the accused, identified as Hasan Abdul Pathan, a resident of suburban Andheri, under relevant sections, he said.

'We are trying to find out for what purpose he was carrying the weapon and if he has some criminal background,' assistant police inspector Vikram Patil said. PTI ZA GK GK