Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)
Bengaluru, Sep 19: A pistol was found in the baggage belonging to former minister Anand Asnotikar at the Kempegowda International Airport in the city during baggage check here on Saturday September 19.
Police have taken Asnotikar into custody and are investigating further.
Anand Asnotikar was scheduled to fly to Goa from Kempegowda aiport at 11 am on Saturday. However, he was taken into custody by the airport police as pistol was found in his baggage.
Officials concerned need to be notified before carrying gun or pistol into the aircraft. It is said that Asnotikar did not follow the rule. Sources however said that the pistol he was carrying was licensed.
Anand Asnotikar contested on JD(S) ticket from Ankola-Karwar assembly constitutency in the 2018 Karanataka assembly elections and had lost to BJP candidate Roopali Naik.