Man carrying revolver arrested inside Green Park

Updated: 22 November 2009 09:09 IST

A man carrying a revolver broke through the heavy security cordon and entered the Green Park Stadium premises.

Man carrying revolver arrested inside Green Park
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Kanpur:

A man carrying a revolver broke through the heavy security cordon and entered the Green Park Stadium premises., hours after the Indian and Sri Lankan teams arrived here on Saturday for the second Test.

The man, who claimed to be a journalist, was arrested by the police immediately and he is being interrogated upon.

Kanpur DIG BP Jogdand said the city police immediately sprang into action after they got information that a man was roaming near the parking area of the stadium with a revolver around his waist.

"We arrested him immediately. He told his name is Laxmi Kant Gupta and he claimed to be a journalist of Bahujan Kesari Patrika. His revolver though has a licence. He said he had come to make entry pass for his vehicle," Jogdand said.

"The interrogation is on," he added.

Those who were present at the stadium, however, said the man was loitering around for some time inside the stadium with his revolver and he had some altercation with the security personnel at the gate.

Following the incident, the DIG has ordered that nobody would be allowed entry inside the stadium gate without proper frisking.

The second Test between India and Sri Lanka starts on Tuesday and both the teams have arrived in the city.

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