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Udaipur: Three arrested for having illegal arms licenses

500 people across the state are in possession of such fire arms acquired from Nagaland.

February 1, 2018, 12:54 pm

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Jaipur: Another case of fake arms license has come to light in Udaipur. The district police have police arrested three people for possessing illegal arms that were issued on basis of forged documents from the North Eastern state of Nagaland. The ATS had earlier busted an interstate gang involved in issuing fake licenses. Additional SP (Udaipu rcity) Sudhir Joshi said that a clerk working in Nagaland’s Zunheboto collectorate office forged the signature of Deputy Commissioner and issued these licenses by charging about 60,000 – 70,000 rupees. 11 firearms, 110 bullets, and fake licenses have been seized by the cops from the accused men. Udaipur SP Rajendra Prasad Goyal stated that after the initial interrogation, it is suspected that about 500 people across the state are in possession of such fire arms acquired through fake documents from Nagaland. He claimed that police verification for such licenses has never been completed. He also did not rule out the possibility of a larger racket behind this. More seizures and arrests are expected in coming days. The police were receiving tip-offs about a gang behind the fake arms licenses. Reportedly, the men involved were charging a large amount of money from their clients. The police formed a task force and their investigation indicated that the licenses were being issued from Dimapur and Zunheboto districts of Nagaland. The police arrested a liquor contractor from Chitrakoot Nagar who had illegal revolver and bullets. He confessed of having bought these from Nagaland at a cost of Rs 3 lakh. After this, the cops arrested a marble businessman named Dharamveer from Jaipur. This was followed by the arrest of a resident of Bikaner named Bhanwarlal Ojha. Additional SP (city) Sudhir Joshi stated that these arrests are a major breakthrough and over 500 people across Rajasthan are believed to have been granted arms using fake licenses. He also stated that the police have strong reasons to believe that out of these 500 licenses, 350 weapons were sold from two gun stores in Jaipur.

First published: October 23, 2017