Lucknow, Feb 11, 2017: BJP leader and Sardhana legislator Sangeet Som’s brother Gagan Som was detained on Saturday for carrying a pistol inside a polling booth, a police officer said.
Som was detained by the police personnel on duty in Faridpur.
Spotting the pistol, the security officials whisked Som away from inside the booth. An official told media that the act was in contravention of poll rules and hence the action was taken.
Sangeet Som shot to limelight for his fiery speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots and was also named in a FIR registered in connection with the communal violence.