Two history-sheeters have been arrested and at least eleven pistols and 27 live cartridges worth Rs 8 lakhs were seized from them, police said today.
One of the two accused, Amar Bansode, was arrested on Saturday after three weapons were found in his possession, an officer from Khadak police station said.
During the interrogation, Bansode spilled the beans and confessed that he had procured them from a man named Rameshsingh alias Manish Chawla from Dhule (in north Maharashtra).
During the probe, it came to light that Chawla, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, had come to Pune to sell off the arms and ammunition and returned to Dhule.
"A team comprising sleuths from Khadak police station as well as Bharti Vidyapeeth station went to Dhule and arrested Chawla by laying a trap," said Raghunath Jadhav, Police Inspector, Khadak police station.
He said eight pistols and large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the accused.
"Both the accused have been remanded to police custody till October 21," Jadhav added.
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