Jehanabad: Police on Saturday detained a sarpanch for carrying a loaded pistol at the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's public meeting at Uta middile school premise under Town police circle area in Jehanabad town of Bihar.

Sanjay Singh, Sarpanch of Damua gram panchayat in Kako block and a retired BSF constable, was detained after it was found that he was carrying a pistol loaded with two live cartridges at Prasad's public meeting, Superintendent of Police Harpreet Kaur said.

During preliminary interrogation, Singh told police that he had a licence for the weapon which he was carrying for self defence, she said.

(Agencies)

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