The suspects, Shayad Ahmad and son Abdul Majeed, were arrested during a naka in Urban Estate Phase 1 on Friday. The duo was travelling in blue Maruti car having Delhi number.
The SSP said the preliminary investigations have revealed that Ahmad has three wives and 15 children and most of his sons help him in running the illegal trade of guns. The SSP said Ahmad was a history-sheeter and was out on bail pertaining to a drugs case lodged in Ludhiana district.
“To ascertain if the weapons were actually foreign-made, we have decided to send them for forensic examination,” he said.
The father-son duo has been booked under the Arms Act at the Urban Estate police station. “We are investigating the source of these arms and to whom they were to be supplied,” the SSP said.