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Rashtrapati Bhavan receives parcel containing a gun

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 22, 2004 14:58 IST

The Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday morning received a parcel containing a country-made gun and live cartridges.

The package was sent by a certain Mahesh Sav of Mujaheedpur in Bihar. The matter is now under investigation.

Confirming the receipt of the parcel, S M Khan, press secretary to the President, said the parcel came by normal post and its contents were detected during X-Ray scanning.

"All the mail received by the President is screened and during the screening of this particluar parcel it was found that the packet contained some kind of a country-made weapon and live cartridges," Khan said.

A bomb disposal squad was summoned to check the parcel for explosives.


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