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Two arrested for possessing arms and live cartridges

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2010 11:19 IST
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Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested two persons for allegedly possessing arms and live cartridges.

The two accused - Nasir Ahmed Shaikh (34) and Ali Hussain (64) were arrested last night from suburban Ghatkopar after the ATS intercepted them acting on a tip-off.

"We recovered one carbine, seven pistols and 74 live cartridges from the duo. All the weapons are country made," ATS chief Rakesh Maria told reporters in Mumbai today.

The ATS also recovered four pistols and 24 live cartridges from the duo's residence in suburban Jogeshwari.

While Nasir, an auto rickshaw driver, has no past criminal record, Ali Hussain has nine other cases registered against him.

According to ATS, Hussain, who is suspected to be an associate of gangster Chhota Shakeel, was also trying to recruit young boys under his gang.

The duo were produced before a court today which remanded them to police custody till June 28.