An off-duty security jawan was arrested at Sainthia station from a Burdwan-bound local train for illegally carrying a firearm and ammunition, a senior railway police officer said.

The jawan, identified as S. Parimal, was to be posted at a CRPF camp in Nagaland and was arrested for carrying a 5-mm pistol and 28 rounds of ammunition, the officer said. Parimal, who was arrested by Government Railway Police (GRP), Sainthia told the police he was on his way to Burdwan station. He was headed for his home town in Tamil Nadu.

Acting on a tip-off, the GRP personnel searched the compartment and found a gun and some rounds of ammunition in a bag in the custody of Parimal. - PTI