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US National’s Arrest : MEA, US Consulate informed


OST Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Sep 19:

The Commissionerate Police on Thursday informed the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) and US Consulate General in Hyderabad about the arrest of US national William Michel, who was detained by CISF personnel at the Biju  Patnaik Airport here Wednesday after he was found with eight 0.22mm live bullets in his bag.


“Today, we have written to the Union ministry of External Affairs along with US Consulate General intimating them about the arrest of the US national William Michel,” said Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police, Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma.

The city police is yet to receive any communication from the MEA, police sources said.

On Wednesday, Michel was forwarded to the Jharpada jail here after his bail plea was rejected by a local court. He has been booked under section 25 of the Arms Act, police sources said.

Earlier, CISF personnel traced eight 0.22mm bullets in his luggage at the airport here on Wednesday when he was about to board a special chartered flight.

Later he was arrested by the Airfield police.