Illegal gun trading racket busted;3 arrested

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Cuttack,Oct 20 (UNI) Police have busted an inter-state illegal gun trade racket and arrested three persons including a couple during a raid in the city late last night Cuttack DCP A N Sinha told newspersons here today that acting on a tip-off, police raided a lodge in Thoria Sahi area under Mangalabag Police station last night and arrested three persons under Arms Act 25 and 27.

He said police have seized nine single shot pistols,four mouser pistols as many revolvers and several rounds of ammunition besides three mobiles from their possession.

The DCP identified the accused as Rajesh Choudhury, his wife Meena Devi and Rajdeep Ranjan of Kasim Bazar Police station limits in the Munger district of Bihar.

Mr Sinha said the gang had come at least five times earlier to deliver arms and weapons to the anti-socials but this time they were caught before delivering the consignment.

All the three would be forwarded to court tomorrow, he said.

UNI BD-DP KK RN1814

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