Arms licence racket busted in Nagaland

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Kohima, Aug 24 (UNI) Amidst reports of fake arms licence rackets operating in Nagaland, the Dimapur police, in a major operation, has arrested two people from Dimapur town and seized some weapons and arms licences from their possession.

Official sources here today said acting on a tip-off that arms and ammunition were being supplied to miscreants from Dimapur, police raided two gun-repairing shops in the town on Eros Lane yesterday and arrested two people.

Police also recovered one country-made .22 rifle, one bolt .22, one empty GMM magazine, 12 bore KF 12 ammunition, one wooden gun butt and 15 licences of various arms.

Police also discovered one secret compartment, the storeroom of arms and ammunition, from where one .22 rifle, modified with a .303 bolt, was recovered.

A case was registered and investigation was on to apprehend the other members of the racket and the miscreants to whom they sold the weapons.

UNI AS DPM SP UCS1223

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