Mangaluru: A man was arrested with a pistol in the heart of the City and a live bullet was also recovered along with a pistol while the election code of conduct is in force in the State.
An FIR has been registered at Kadri Police Station in connection with an illegal pistol by a man at Kadri Mallikatte in the City. A live bullet was also found in the pistol.
The illegal pistol was found in the possession of one Shishir, who was staying on rent in an apartment on George Martis Road in Kadri Mallikatte. When Shishir was interrogated, he revealed that the pistol was given to him by one Andrew Rodrigues.
Andrew Rodrigues was an accused in the 2014 murder of Kumar at Hampanakatte in the City. The lookout notice was issued after murder accused Andrew Rodrigues had been on the run since then.
He was traced at the Goa Airport, where he was arrested and later handed over to Mangaluru police. He was granted bail by the Court and is absconding again.
Shishir, who is currently in police custody, is being interrogated. A live bullet was also found in the pistol. Police sources said the investigation is yet to ascertain.