American arrested with live cartridge at Delhi airport

A 56-year-old American national, CEO of a US firm, was on Wednesday arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here for allegedly carrying a live cartridge.

Daniel Jon Starks was apprehended at the airport during baggage checking by the CISF team, CISF spokesperson Rohit Katiyar said.

Starks, the chief executive officer of a cardiac equipment company, was on way to Dharamsala and was to board a chartered flight when a live cartridge of 45 Auto was found in his baggage.

"He was arrested and produced in a court which send him to one day judicial custody. His company deals with cardiac related equipment," Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) R A Sanjeev said.

When confronted, a senior police official said, Starks produced a US arms licence but as it was not valid, he was taken into custody. Starks had a multiple entry visa and was on a business trip to India.

His company develops medical technology and services to treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients. The equipment developed by his group deal with cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation.

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