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Police seize huge amount of cartridges, arrest 3 persons

Press Trust of India  |  Patna/Purnea 

The Police have seized a huge amount of cartridges, unassembled parts of rifle and arrested three arms smugglers from Bihar's district, a said Sunday.

A police patrolling team stopped a vehicle in Baisi area on Thursday during routine checking and found 600 live cartridges and arrested three arms smugglers, Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) told reporters here.

After a thorough checking of the vehicle the police recovered various parts of and 1000 additional cartridges which were hidden in specially built boxes inside the vehicle.

The police found that there were three AK 47 rifles after assembling the various parts seized, the ADGP said.

During interrogation, the three arrested persons confessed that they used to supply arms and to Mukesh Singh of and of Bhojpur, Krishnan said.

The police raided Mukesh Singhs house in on Saturday and seized 50 cartridges, he said adding that Mukesh has been absconding since then.

Police are also considering to hand over the case to agency as arms bore the 'MA' mark which shows that the arms are of and have been smuggled into India, the ADGP added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 21:20 IST
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