Chandigarh/Rupnagar, October 16: Under a special operation launched by the District Rupnagar Police, an inter-state gang involved in illegal arms business was busted with arrest of five persons and recovery of 5 desi (country made) pistols.
Divulging more details, SSP Rupnagar Vivek Sheel Soni said that on a tip-off, Inspector Satnam Singh in charge CIA Staff Rupnagar and police teams had conducted a raid and nabbed five persons with arms who were engaged in illegal arms smuggling from other states.
Soni said that Rupngar Police has arrested Luvdeep Singh alias Bhau son of Daljit Singh resident of Masita Road village Kot Ise Khan district Moga, Pardeep Singh alias Babbu son of Balvir Singh resident of village Bagli Kalan police station Samrala district Ludhiana and Harpreet Singh alias Happy son Sarabjit Singh resident of village Mira Kot police station Kambo District Amritsar Rural in this case.
Three cartridges and three desi (homemade) pistols .32 bore were recovered from them. A case has been registered against the three accused under Section 25/54/59 Arms Act at Police Station City Rupnagar.
He further said that Inderpreet Singh alias Preet Gurthari son of Sukhmandar Singh resident of village Gurthari, Bhikhi police station, district Mansa was arrested and 01 cartridge and 01 desi pistol .32 bore was recovered from him.
The case has been registered. On interrogation of the accused, Harmandeep Singh alias Harman son of Hardev Singh, resident of House No. B-5/64, Preet Nagar, Jadiala Road, Tarn Taran was arrested and 01 cartridge and 01 desi pistol .32 bore were also recovered from him.
Soni said that Five pistols with .32 bore and 5 live cartridges were recovered from all the accused. The accused said during interrogation that they had bought the weapons from Balwari (Madhya Pradesh) for Rs 20,000 per pistol and had already sold about 25 such weapons.
Mr. Joshi said that the accused were being interrogated further which would definitely lead to more important revelations.