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Illegal gun factory busted in Tripura, three held

IANS  |  Agartala 

A clandestine gun factory was busted by Assam Rifles troopers in Tripura and three people arrested, police said here Saturday.

Eight improvised guns, gun-making material and several hundred cartridges were recovered from the spot in northern Tripura, 195 km north of here.

"Acting on a tip off, the Assam Rifles jawans (troopers) launched a combing operation Friday night and spoted the illegal gun factory at a jungle at Raishabari in northern Tripura. The security personnel arrested three people while the others managed to flee," a police spokesman told reporters.

Police suspect that the arrested people might have associated with a militant outfit and making the firearms for the extremists. The three are being interrogated.

First Published: Sat, July 27 2013. 16:13 IST