Nagpur: In an interesting as well as disturbing incident a Trutiya Panthi, also called transgender, was arrested for possessing a pistol and six live cartridges illegally. The arrest was made at Lakdipul in Kotwali area here on Friday. The transgender has been identified as Uttam alias Baba Sapan Senapati (35), resident of Bapu Kuti Nagar, Pachpaoli.
Kotwali police on Friday around 3.45 received information that the Trutiya Panthi Uttam alias Baba was roaming in Lakdipul area with a pistol tugged under belt and was also in possession of six live cartridges. Upon receiving the tip-off, a squad of policemen led by PSI Borkute reached the spot and frisked the transgender. The frisking resulted in recovery of the illegal pistol and six live cartridges worth Rs 33,000.
Kotwali police have booked Uttam alias Baba Sapan Senapati under Section 3+25 of Arms Act read with Sub-Section 135 of Mumbai Police Act.