A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing an antique silver pistol from BJP Rajya Sabha MP Udayan Raje Bhosale's residence in Satara in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.
The accused, Deepak Sutar, is a labourer who had recently worked at Mr Bhosale's residence "Jalmandir Palace".
"Sutar stole the non-firing silver pistol, worth Rs 1.4 lakh, from Jalmandir Palace on Monday. He was caught while on his way to sell the vintage gun to a jeweller in Satara," said Vishal Waikar, assistant police inspector, Shahupuri police station. Mr Bhosale is a direct descendant of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
"A case has been registered against Sutar," Mr Waikar added.