A woman was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri on Tuesday after being caught with a country-made pistol, police said today.
Officials said Karishma Singh Yadav is a teacher in a school in Firozabad. "She was in Mainpuri yesterday because of some work," they added.
A senior police official said they received a tip-off about a woman on the move with a weapon in the Kotwali area of the city. "We then traced the woman and confronted her," he said.
A video of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, shows a female constable frisking Karishma Yadav and taking out a 315 bore country-made pistol from the pocket of her jeans.
Ms Yadav was immediately taken into custody and a case has been filed against her.
Ajay Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Mainpuri said officials are questioning her on why was she carrying the weapon.