Police recovered two shell casings from the luggage compartment of a private bus taking the Sri Lankan team members from their team hotel to the PCA Stadium in Mohali during a routine check on Saturday.
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- Sri Lanka will play India in a friendly in Mohali from March 4th
- 2 empty bullet casings found in team bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers
- The salvage came on Saturday when police searched the bus with metal detectors
Chandigarh Police officers were on their toes after two shell casings were recovered from a private bus used to transport the Sri Lankan cricket team. Police recovered two shell casings from the luggage compartment of a private bus carrying cricket team members from Hotel Lalit, Chandigarh, to RS Bindra Cricket Stadium, Mohali, during a routine check on Saturday.
The salvage came on Saturday when police searched the bus with metal detectors. The rescue took place when the bus was parked in the hotel complex belonging to the IT Park Police Station.
So far no FIR has been registered. The police only registered one GDR. Initial investigations have revealed the private bus was hired by Tara Brothers who operate in Sector 17, Chandigarh.
The bus was recently hired for a wedding party, according to police sources. Despite a ban, ceremonial shooting at weddings in Punjab is commonplace.
Police officers have been silent on the recovery of used cartridges and have yet to register an FIR.
IT Park Police Station SHO Shadilal refused to come on camera, pretending not to know about the salvage.
The police questioned the bus driver and the owners. When and where the bus was used for shooting festivals is not known to this day. How the grenades got into the luggage compartment. Further details will be known after the investigation is completed.
It is worth noting here that members of the Indian and Sri Lankan Cricket Test teams are currently camping in Chandigarh. These teams regularly go to the stadium in Mohali for training.