Guwahati: Rickshaw-puller who brandished pistol at passengers arrested for attempted robbery; pistol, live ammunition seized


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 Guwahati police seized the pistol and bullets from his possession and initiated an investigation into the case.

According to the city Police, Ajay had demanded money by showing a pistol to persons who were traveling with him in his rickshaw.

However, it remains unclear why the rickshaw puller was carrying the gun and ammunition.

Rickshaw puller Ajay originally hails from Bihar.