A sub-inspector of police has been pulled up for leaving his service pistol on the parapet wall while on election bandobust duty. Markapur Deputy Superintendent of Police G.Ramanjaneyulu said on Thursday that explanation had been called for from the Dornala SI D.V.V.Subba Rao for his ''negligence'' while performing duty.

The DSP said inquiry revealed that service pistol was not with him for a short period on Wednesday when he was speaking on his mobile phone.

The SI had taken it back thereafter, he added.