Meerut: Controversial BJP leader Sangeet Som's brother Gangan Som was on Saturday detained by police for carrying a pistol inside a polling booth here. Gagan reached the polling booth in Sardhana Assembly seat at 9 AM.
The security personnel deployed there frisked him and found a pistol in his possession. He was immediately detained, police said.
Officials said that as per the poll code, those possessing licensed weapons are required to deposit them with the police.
The permission to keep arms is granted in special cases only. Sangeet is the sitting MLA from Sardhana and had shot to limelight for his controversial speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.