A bag containing a pistol and live cartridges was found in the JNU campus, which is witnessing an agitation by a section of students over disappearance of MSc Biotechnology student Najeeb Ahmed.
The black-colored bag was noticed by a security guard of JNU at around 2am on Monday. It contained a 7.65-caliber pistol, seven cartridges and a screw driver, said a senior police officer.
The guard informed about the bag to the JNU authorities who called police.
A case under Arms Act has been registered against identified persons and investigation has been undertaken, said the officer.
A section of JNU students is agitating over the issue of disappearance of Najeeb. They have also been joined by mother and sister of the missing student.
Najeeb, 27, a student of School of Biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on October 15 following an on-campus scuffle allegedly with the members of ABVP.