Canadian woman held with cartridges at IGI

A 53-year-old Canadian woman of Indian origin was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport  for carrying a packet of ammunition, said a police officer.

The accused identified as Kulbir Kaur Sodhi, who was on her way to Hong Kong, was apprehended at the airport after  security agencies found cartridges in her handbag on Tuesday midnight. 

“While checking we found a packet full of cartridges in a handbag. On enquiry, we learnt that the bag belonged to Kulbir Kaur Sodhi, a Canadian who was travelling to Hong Kong,” said a Central Industrial Security Force official.

When Kaur was questioned, she could not clarify to the security officers why she was carrying ammunition.

“She said she did not know from where it came inside her bag. She does not have any licence to carry ammunition,” said the official.

The security agency seized ammunition marked as .380 MK-2, which is used in revolvers and pistols, and then apprehended her.

Kaur’s passport was also seized and later handed over to the local police officer.

Unaware of bullets in bag

During investigation, police found that the woman was not aware of the cartridges placed inside her handbag.

Before migrating to Canada, she was a resident of Jammu. Police also said the seized cartridges had a Jammu and Kashmir marking over them.

“She was produced before a local court which granted her bail. However, we are verifying all the details given by Kaur,” said a police officer. Investigation in on in the case.

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