3 held for selling illegal weapons

Chandigarh, January 7

Three youths, who were allegedly involved in the smuggling and sale of illegal weapons, have been arrested by the district crime cell of the UT police. Their arrest has led to the recovery of five weapons and eight live cartridges. A “desi kata” was sold in the city for Rs8,000 and revolver for Rs15,000.

The police said they had information about a few persons involved in the sale of illegal weapons. Acting on the information, a naka was laid at Ram Darbar and 21-year-old suspect Rohan Kumar, a resident of Hallo Majra, was nabbed with a “desi katta” and a live cartridge. A case under the Arms Act was registered against him at the Sector 31 police station.

The police said Rohan worked as a peon at a private bank in the Industrial Area, Phase I. During the investigation, a country-made revolver was recovered from Rohan’s house.

During his interrogation, the suspect revealed the names of two of his accomplices, Abhishek Kumar (18) and Sakhsham Verma (19), both natives of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh.