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J&K minister's grandson held under Arms' Act

Apr 20, 2008 03:17 PM IST India India

New Delhi: An embarrassment for Jammu and Kashmir state Health minister and senior Congress leader Mangat Ram Sharma.

His grandson Nitin Sharma has been arrested in Jammu under the Arms’ Act.

Nitin had allegedly threatened a couple with a revolver at a restaurant while in a drunken state on Saturday.

He first allegedly made indecent remarks and when the couple objected he threatened them with a revolver belonging to his security officer.

Nitin has been arrested in the past as well. About a year and a half back he was held on charges of eve-teasing. After the incident he was taken into police custody.

Police said timely intervention by the people around saved the situation. Nitin has been booked under the Arms Act.

Soon after the altercation broke out, police reached the spot and took Nitin into custody and also seized the weapon. His PSO fled from the scene during the commotion, the sources said.