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Ahmedabad police seek possession of pistols seized from Viqar

india Updated: Nov 18, 2010 13:23 IST

Ahmedabad Police on Thursday approached a local court seeking possession of two pistols that were seized from terror suspect and founder of militant outfit Tahreek Galba-e-Islam (TGI) Viqaruddin Ahmed and allegedly used in killing a police constable in Ahmedabad in 2007.

Viqaruddin Ahmed alias Viqar, who was arrested by the anti-terror unit of Andhra Pradesh, OCTOPUS, on July 14 here along with his accomplice, allegedly killed a constable Vinay Singh when police tried to stop the members of TGI from committing robbery from a bank, according to police.

Maninagar police station had registered a case in the matter then. Subsequently, after the arrest of Viqaruddin and his associates, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch Police approached a local court there, which last month allowed its application and issued a letter to the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court here to get the custody of two 7.65 mm automatic pistols (made in the United States and England), which were among the weapons and catridges seized from Viqaruddin and his associates.

The Ahmedabad Crime Branch officials in their plea, along with the order copy of Ahmedabad court, before the court here said they were seeking the possession of the two weapons to carry out scientific investigation.