Actor Charan Raj who was on ‘Sri Ganesha deeksha’ entered the Lord Varasiddi Vinayaka Swamy temple in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district carrying a pistol, for which, the actor apologized later admitting it to be a mistake.
A local police official detailed the incident, “the actor entered the temple through a separate entrance gate meant for VIPs carrying the pistol without his knowledge. The actor offered ‘darshan’ and it was only after some local Telugu TV news channels showed the actor carrying a pistol inside the temple, he realised his mistake”.
The offer voluntarily admitted of carrying the weapon during enquiry.
“In view of his request, we asked him to appear before the police next week. Once he appears, we will ask him further and take appropriate action based on it. It is a licensed weapon and he has given us photocopies of the documents of the weapon,” the police official said.
“I drove from Chennai to Kanipakkam this morning and reached the temple at 6.30 am. I went inside the temple in a hurry without removing the gun pouch. It was only after coming out of the temple; I realised that I had carried the pistol. I did it without knowing. I would like to apologise to the temple authorities and all the devotees. It is a mistake,” actor said.