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Arms smuggler who masterminded attack on NIA team arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

Suspected arms smuggler Malook, who is believed to have supplied firearms to those accused in the killing of an leader in Punjab, was today arrested from the Uttar Pradesh-border, a senior police officer said.

A joint team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the UP Police was fired upon and pelted with stones by a mob on December 3 when it was carrying out searches in to apprehend Malook.

The NIA is probing the killing of leader Ravinder Gosain in

According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) H N Singh, a team of Bhojpur police arrested Malook from the Delhi-UP border this morning and recovered a country-made pistol and three live cartridges from his possession.

In connection with the attack on the NIA-police team, the Bhojpur police lodged an FIR against Malook, Naushad, Shahzad, Rahees, Naubahar, Mustkeem and Trikat, and 50 unidentified men and women.

So far, police have arrested five people -- Malook, Nazir, Yusuf, Khalid and Naubahar, the SSP said.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 21:30 IST