Pistols seized by police from Jamshedpur’s Bagbera
Police seized two pistols after arresting three persons from Bagbera police station area in the small hours on Friday.
The trio were arrested while they were hatching a conspiracy to commit a crime by assembling at Wireless Maidan barely 200 metres from the Bagbera police station around 1am on Friday.
Besides the firearms which included a sophisticated .45 Chinese-made pistol, a scooter that did not have a number plate was also seized.
Those arrested were identified as Popo Munda, 25, Shushil Patro, 24 and Rajneesh Gupta, 23, all residents of Bagbera.
Deputy superintendent of police (law and order) Alok Ranjan said Munda had been arrested for possessing a pistol a year ago, whereas Patro was arrested for committing murder. He pointed out that Gupta also had a criminal record.
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