Porbandar, Jun 8 (UNI) A fast track court here has handed down ten-year imprisonment to a man under the Arms Act for possessing illegal arms.
Justice B M Mahida yesterday convicted Bhikhu Velji Lodhari, alias Bhikhu Dadhi. He was arrested on August 1996 for possessing illegal arms when anti-terrorist squad sleuths had raided the ice factory and godowns of the convict on a tip-off.
Police had then recovered 29 weapons, including an AK-47 rifle.
The weapons seized were worth Rs 31 lakh.
Justice Mahida also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him.
Two others were acquitted for lack of evidence.
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