Arms smuggler arrested, two revolvers recovered | Varanasi News


Varanasi: Azamgarh police on Wednesday unearthed an illegal arms manufacturing unit after arresting a smuggler from forest area of Roshanganj under the limits of Raunapar police station.
SP Azamgarh Sudhir Kumar Singh said that the cops of Raunapar police station were carrying out a search drive in the forests near Roshanganj area after receiving a tip-off. On noticing three suspicious looking youths, the cops asked them to stop. However, they entered the sugarcane field.
The police gave them a chase but could arrest only one while two managed to escape. Police recovered two country-made revolvers and live cartridge from his possession. During initial interrogation, the arrested miscreant divulged that they were running an illegal arms manufacturing unit in the same field.
Cops recovered a gunny bag full of partially manufactured country- made revolvers, instruments and furnace were found in the field.
The miscreant said that his gang members sold country-made revolvers for Rs 2,500-Rs 3,000 each after manufacturing. He had also gone to jail in past in a case registered under sections of Arms Act, said police.

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