Illegal weapons seized from history-sheeter
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
Police show the seized seven country-made revolvers and pistols and five live cartridges.