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MP police destroys arms seized in past 50 years

Madhya Pradesh police on Friday destroyed country made revolvers (katte) seized by it in Gwalior over last half a century by running bulldozer over them.

bhopal Updated: Sep 09, 2017 14:55 IST
(HT photo by Mahesh Shivhare)

Madhya Pradesh police on Friday destroyed country made revolvers (katte) seized by it in Gwalior over last half a century by running bulldozer over them.

The weapons which included country made revolvers (katte) were spread out on the ground of the Gwalior DRP lines and a bulldozer ran over them a couple of times in presence of the senior police and district administration officials on Friday.

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP headquarter) Ajeet Singh Chouhan told HT said these illegal weapons were seized by police between 1964 and 2017 in various operations and cases.

“The weapons included 3726 country made pistols and 1327 bullets. While the country made pistols were bulldozed over, the bullets were buried in the ground”, he said.

Chouhan said that the metal junk of the country made pistols will be melted and put to some use.

Chouhan said permission was from collector for destruction of the illegal weapons.

“The cases related to these illegal weapons have been disposed of. After we sought permission from the collector, a committee was formed in this regard by the collector and accordingly a decision was taken to destroy them. Senior officials including the SDM and tehsildar were present while the weapons were destroyed”, he said.

(Photos provided by Mahesh Shivhare from Gwalior)