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US-made pistol recovered from criminal's car in J-K's Samba district; accused flee


Press Trust of India Jammu
A US-made pistol along with four rounds was recovered on Wednesday from a car which was abandoned by a wanted criminal after noticing police in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
The imported weapon was seized from a private car which was coming from Gurah Slathian towards Vijaypur and was abandoned by its driver after police signalled him to stop for checking in the early hours at Gurah Morh, a police spokesman said.
Besides the pistol, a mobile phone and a driving license were recovered from the car, he said, adding the person who was driving the vehicle and escaped taking advantage of darkness, has been identified as a hardcore criminal Vikas Slathia, a resident of Vijaypur.
A case under Arms Act has been registered and a hunt launched to nab the criminal, the spokesman said.

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First Published: Aug 28 2019 | 7:25 PM IST

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