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Police arrest armed youth from Lalu's poll rally

By Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | October 13, 2005 17:22 IST

An armed youthwas arrested fromRashtriya Janata Dal chief and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's election rally in Purnea on Thursday afternoon.

A senior police official told rediff.comover the phone that the police had arrested a suspected youth Raj Kumar Mehta and recovered a countrymaderevolver from him. "Wearrested him when police officials suspected his behaviour and were shocked to find that he was carrying a countrymade revolver," he said.

According to police sources, when Lalu Yadav after addressing the election meeting reachedhis helipad, a youth entered the securitybarricade. The police suspectedsomething wrong and without delay overpowered him.

However, Lalu Yadav was soon surrounded by security personnel and taken to his helicopter. He left for Katihar to address another election meeting.

After he was arrested, the police took him to police district headquarters for interrogation.

Police officials said that during initial interrogationthe arrested youth said he was aresident of a village nearby Purnea and pleaded his innocence. Thepolicehowever will interrogate him to know his intentions and how and why he entered the barricade.

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