Muzaffarnagar: UP police cracks down on illegal arms racket ahead Assembly Polls 2017

Updated On : 14 Jan , 2017 , 01:36 PM
 Muzaffarnagar: UP police cracks down on illegal arms racket ahead Assembly Polls 2017 (File Photo)
Muzaffarnagar: UP police cracks down on illegal arms racket ahead Assembly Polls 2017 (File Photo)
Muzaffarnagar:

In a crackdown on illegal arms suppliers ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, police on Saturday claimed to have formed a team to apprehend the trouble makers.

The move comes after 453 pistols worth Rs 1 crore were seized from Khurgan and Dabhedi villages in Shamli district onThursday, they said. A case was registered against seven persons namelyMotiram, Sarvar, Furkan, Khurshid, Aleem, Gayyur and Sarvar inthe incident, SP Ajaypal Sharma said.

While Motiram was arrested, six others are absconding,police said, adding that the stringent National Security Act will also be slapped on the accused.

In another incident, police busted an arms manufacturing unit and seized nine pistols at Kakra village on Friday. SHO S C Rathore said that one Sardar was arrested in the case but his accomplice managed to escape. 

First Published : Saturday, January 14, 2017 01:23 PM
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