Shillong, Nov 13 (UNI) Three people were arrested for possessing an illegal arm from the state's Jaintia Hills district, police said today.
Salim Ahmed, working as a coal labourer at Lad Rymbai area, was nabbed yesterday from Lad Rymbai for possessing a 9mm pistol. Three rounds of live 9mm bullets were also seized from his possession, Superintendent of Police M K Singh told UNI.
Based on Ahmed's information two more people - Tur Syrti and Harding Chyrmang - were arrested from Mynthning area today after Ahmed told police that the pistol was provided to him by the duo.
He said, police earlier, had arrested Chyrmang on charges of a murder case.
'' Ahmed is not a HuJI activist, but a criminal in the coal mine areas,'' Mr Singh said, adding that the coal labourer was a resident of Naogaon district of Assam.
Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the trio.
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