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Fake gun license racket: Rajasthan ATS team rushed to Kashmir

The Rajasthan ATS has so far arrested 16 members of the gang.

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February 1, 2018, 1:40 pm

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Rajasthan ATS busted a gang of arms suppliers.

Jaipur: A team of Rajasthan anti-terrorist squad (ATS) has been rushed to Jammu and Kashmir for investigation into the racket involved in selling fake gun licenses and illegal weapons. The Rajasthan ATS has so far arrested 16 members of this gang including the kingpin, Zuber Khan from Ajmer, and interrogated nearly 100 people in the matter. The officials said that the gun licenses were prepared from Jammu and Kashmir.

The role of some Jammu and Kashmir officials is also under scanner, sources said.

Those who were interrogated have reportedly told the ATS officials said that the licenses were prepared in the backdates through middlemen in Jaipur, Udaipur and Ajmer. No police verification was ever conducted. Many people bought guns on the basis of these bogus gun licenses.

ATS on Thursday arrested 10 people for buying fake gun licenses from the members of the gang. ADG, ATS Umesh Mishra said that those who were arrested include Karna Singh Chouhan, Deepak Kumar Parihar, Ravikant Tripathi, Jaishankar Roy, Sumit Bhandari, Intakhab Alam, Vikas Suwalaka, Sanjay Talesara, Paras Bolia and Hasan Paliwala .The gang was busted last week. The ATS had earlier arrested five people gang involved in supplying guns illegally and preparing fake arms licenses. They include the kingpin Zuber Khan, a resident of Ajmer.

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First published: September 18, 2017