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Ahmedabad’s billionaire arrested in fake arms license case

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February 1, 2018, 11:56 am

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Rajasthan ATS busted a gang of arms suppliers.

Jaipur: ATS has arrested Ahmedabad’s billionaire businessman on Tuesday in a fake arms license case. The arrested accused, Anas Khan (23), resides near a glassed mosque located in Gaikwad Haveli, Ahmedabad. The accused had taken a fake arms license of arms by proclaiming himself as a BSF constable from Jammu and Kashmir.

During the investigation, ATS came across the Khan’s name and sent him a notice to appear in the Jaipur office. The team then questioned him and also asked him about the members of the gang that has been creating such fake arms licenses. After interrogation, Khan’s was arrested on Tuesday night.

ATS’s ADG Umesh Mishra said that during interrogation, it came to be known that Anas had got this license made by paying Rs. 4 lakhs. He did so with the help of an Ajmer resident named Zuber who contacted a person named Mohammad Zafar Purna Mohammed, a resident of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. Khan told these men that he was a BSF constable based in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.

Khan’s father, a property construction firm owner in Gujarat, has a turnover of billions and has a passion for shooting. The ATS believes that the accused can also possess arms for hobbies like these. ATS SP Vikas Kumar said that this is the first instance of when some from another state and not Rajasthan has been arrested in connection with a fake arms license case. The accused had taken three fake arms licenses as well as arms all of which have been seized. Along with the fake licenses, three pistols have been found – a 0.22 rifle, 12 bore gun, one pistol, 281 filled cartridges, and 19 empty cartridges.

Until now ATS has arrested 30 people in connection with such cases. It has also come to light during investigations that about 5000 fake licenses were issued in Rajasthan. The accused have done so using army’s fake designation, address, etc. Till now, 24 of the 30 arrested in the fake arms license cases have been customers who have taken these licenses. About 5000 fake arms licenses were issued and the ATS team will soon visit J&K for further investigation.

First published: November 9, 2017