Guwahati: The Paltan Bazar police on Monday arrested a rickshaw puller for allegedly carrying a 7.62 mm pistol and five live cartridges.
The arrested rickshaw puller has been identified as Ajay Kumar Prasad.
The city police seized the pistol and bullets from his possession and initiated an investigation into the case.
However, it remains unclear why the rickshaw puller was carrying the gun and ammunition.
Rickshaw puller Ajay originally hails from Bihar.
Meanwhile, speaking to TIME8, Police commissioner Harmeet Singh said, “I have asked the DCP to investigate this issue. We don’t know where he got the gun from, if he got it from someone, or if he found it somewhere else. For a rickshaw puller, having a factory gun makes no sense. It’s been said that he’s a drug addict, but we are not sure, so let’s find out the real story behind him.”
On being asked if the rickshaw puller had any connection to the Supari killers in Bihar, the senior police added, “Let us not make random conjectures right now, as we want to find out the actual reason behind the recovery of the pistol and bullets from his possession. Also, there hasn’t been a single pistol killing in the city recently, so there has to be something else in the story.”