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One member of gang held for purchase of arms using fake papers

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The Anti-Squad of the Police and the Special Task Force of the Police today arrested an alleged member of a gang involved in purchase of arms using fake licences and their sale to suspected Naxalites.

IG ATS Aseem Arun said the unit of the ATS was tipped off that an arms dealer in the city was conniving with some people in and selling large number of arms using fake licences and a case was was filed in this connection in May.

Later, four persons were arrested in and their interrogation revealed that the arms were being sold to Upendra Singh and others from Munger, the IG said.

Singh was arrested today by the of ATS the UP Police and the the STF of the Police, he said.

Singh told the police that after purchasing arms they used to sell them to criminals and suspected at high rates.

The IG said Singh's interrogation was going on.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 19:22 IST