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Gujarat: Anti-Terror Squad Arrests 24, Seizes 54 Country-Made Pistols

Gujarat ATS has seized 54 unlawful weapons and arrested 24 individuals in a number of raids. (Representational)

Ahmedabad:

The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has busted an unlawful arms racket and arrested 24 individuals apart from seizing 54 country-made weapons from elements of the state, largely the Saurasthra area, a senior official mentioned on Thursday.

The arrests had been made within the final two days, he mentioned.

Preliminary probe has revealed that two fundamental accused – Devendra Boriya and Champraj Khachar – had bought practically 100 country-made pistols in numerous elements of Saurashtra, together with in Surendranagar and Rajkot, within the final two years.

Based mostly on a tip-off, an ATS crew nabbed Boria and Khachar, each residents of Surendrangar, from Geeta Mandir space of the Ahmedabad metropolis on Could 3, mentioned ATS Deputy Superintendent of Police Harsh Upadhyay.

“We recovered 4 country-made pistols from their possession. The duo admitted that they’d bought the weapons from Madhya Pradesh and had been going to ship the weapons to a Vadodara-based particular person. They admitted to have bought practically 100 such pistols within the Saurashtra area within the final two years,” he added.

Though they used to pay round Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 for every pistol, they might cost Rs 40,000 to Rs 1 lakh every from their prospects, Mr Upadhyay mentioned.

After getting the small print of their prospects, the ATS groups nabbed 22 such individuals from completely different elements of the state in 24 hours and recovered 50 pistols from their possession. In all, ATS has to date seized 54 unlawful weapons and arrested 24 individuals.

Additional investigation into this unlawful arms community is on, the official mentioned.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by The Press Reporter workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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