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Two young men held with illegal firearms in Uttar Pradesh

Two young men were arrested after an hour-long gunfight with police and charged with illegal possession of several firearms in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh, authorities said.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2009 15:32 IST

Two young men were arrested after an hour-long gunfight with police and charged with illegal possession of several firearms in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh, authorities said on Monday.

Babunandan and Kanhiya Jaiswal -- both in their early 20s -- were arrested late Sunday in Badhauchghat town of Deoria, about 300 km from state capital Lucknow. According to police, two home-made carbines, two pistols and several live cartridges were recovered from them.

"It was nearly after one hour of gunfight that we managed to arrest Babunandan and Jaiswal, who hail from Gopalganj district of Bihar," police inspector Bhupendra Kumar Yadav told IANS.

He said three of their aides managed to escape.

Yadav said Babunandan and Jaiswal were involved in manufacturing and supplying of illegal arms and were working for a gang in Bihar's Munger district for the past five years.

"The two have confessed they have clients in various districts of Uttar Pradesh," he added.