Amethi: In a security scare, a youth carrying a pistol on Thursday attempted to enter a ground where Rahul Gandhi was addressing a public meeting and was detained by police.

Pradeep Kumar Soni, who was carrying a licensed pistol, was detained while attempting to enter the gate of the ground where Rahul was addressing the meeting, Station House Officer Saroj Kumar Singh said.

Pradeep claimed that he wanted to give an application to the Congress leader in connection with murder of his father and brother nearly three months back, Singh said.

The youth was taken to police station for questioning, he said.

Rahul is on a day's visit to his constituency.