Punjab Police two Rajasthan weapon smugglers arrested from Fazilka
Chandigarh, January 27: Punjab Police on Friday arrested two Rajasthan-based weapon smugglers after recovering eight pistols and fake Indian currency from their possession. Punjab Police recovered during a check-post at Abohar-Hanunangarh road in Fazilka, said Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav.
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The two accused have been identified as Banna Ram alias Vinod Devasi and Mukesh alias Muksha Rabari, both resident of Jaitiyawas village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. DGP further said that, the State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) Fazilka received information that the accused was trying to smuggle consignment of weapons smuggled from Madhya Pradesh and they are expected to deliver them to members of Arsh Dalla gang in Punjab.
A special check-post was conducted in the area of Ramsara village on Abohar-Hanumangarh road Fazilka to lay a trap and successfully arrested both accused persons after recovering seven .32 bore pistols along with two live cartridges and one .315 bore country-made pistol along with two live cartridges from their possession.
An FIR has been registered under Sections 489-A, 489-B, and 489-C of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 25 of the Arms Act at Police Station SSOC Fazilka.
More details awaited, AIG SSOC Lakhbir Singh said that earlier SSOC Fazilka had arrested their module member Naresh Pandit of Jodhpur rural district. He further said that he was in touch with Arsh Dalla, who is a designated terrorist and were tasked to kidnap a Jodhpur-based prominent business for ransom. The information was shared with Rajasthan Police which led to the bursting of the kidnapping module in district Pali.
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