Il­le­gal weapons seized from history-sheeter

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: The Navi Mum­bai crime branch has ar­rested a history-sheeter and re­cov­ered seven coun­try-made re­volvers and pis­tols and 5 live car­tridges, val­ued at Rs77,500, from him.

The ar­rest comes fol­low­ing in­struc­tions by po­lice com­mis­sioner He­mant Na­grale to his of­fi­cers to crack down on the il­licit weapons racket in the city.

The ac­cused has been iden­ti­fied as Anil Chauhan, 20, a res­i­dent of Mankhurd who hails from the Basti district of Ut­tar Pradesh. “On June 7, the crime branch unit 2 and as­sis­tant po­lice in­spec­tor (crime) Ki­ran Bhos­ale re­ceived a tip-off that a per­son would come to the Khan­desh­war rail­way sta­tion to sell firearms,” po­lice com­mis­sioner He­mant Na­grale said.

“A trap was laid by the unit 2 team of se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor (crime) N. B. Kol­hatkar. The sus­pect was caught near the sta­tion around 7.15am based on the de­scrip­tion pro­vided by the in­former,” stated Na­grale.

“He was de­tained and a body search was con­ducted.”

Chauhan has been booked un­der the In­dian Arms Act sec­tion 3, 25.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions have re­vealed that the ac­cused has cases reg­is­tered against him in Mankhurd and other ar­eas of Mum­bai. They in­clude break­ing ATM ma­chines, theft, house­break­ing and caus­ing in­jury.

“We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing where the ac­cused got the firearms from and who he in­tended to sell them to,” said Na­grale.

THE AC­CUSED HAS CASES AGAINST HIM IN MANKHURD AND OTHER AR­EAS OF MUM­BAI

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Po­lice show the seized seven coun­try-made re­volvers and pis­tols and five live car­tridges.

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