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Jalandhar Police bust interstate illegal arms racket

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Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 20

The City Commissionerate Police have busted an inter-state racket involved in pushing of illegal arms and ammunition in Punjab. Besides arresting seven members of the network from various districts, the cops have seized 12 pistols of 0.32 bore and 15 live cartridges.

The accused have been identified as Suraj (21) of New Rajan Nagar, Basti Peer Daad, Vijay Kumar (25) of Bhikha, Adampur Jalandhar, Jobanjeet Singh (22) of Arjan Maanga village, Amritsar, Sahil Saini (27) of Prem Nagar, Pathankot, Amritpal Singh (24) of Bhoma in Batala, Keshav Khera (23) of Hakimi Gate, Amritsar, and Harmandeep Singh (24) of Kheri Veer Singh, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said on September 9 they received information that regarding a person had sustained a bullet injury and initiated a probe. The injured identified as Abhinav Misra of Pilibhit, UP and was admitted to a hospital.

"During the investigation, it came to fore that Suraj had opened fire on Abhinav with an illegal weapon due to some previous enmity. Following the lead, cops nabbed Suraj who revealed in questioning that he along with Abhinav Misra had been supplying illegal arms and ammunition from Indore, Madhya Pradesh to Punjab for some time and had already pushed huge quantity of weapons in Punjab. After further investigating the matter, the police busted the entire network and seized 12 illegal pistols of .32 bore and 15 live bullets and arrested more accomplices from Batala, Amritsar, Pathankot and Fatehgarh Sahib," Bhullar added.

A case under sections 307, 188 of IPC, 25, 54 and 59 of Arms Act, 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act and 51 of the Disaster Management Act has been registered in the case.

Bhullar added that he would recommend DGP special coveted Disc award to the team of CIA- 1 headed by Harwinder Singh.

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