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Weapons smuggled

Four live rounds of the lethal .38 bore snub-nosed bullets were recovered from the two alleged Chhota Rajan men.

mumbai Updated: Oct 28, 2010 01:59 IST

Four live rounds of the lethal .38 bore snub-nosed bullets were recovered from the two alleged Chhota Rajan men.

Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police, crime, said the bore, which is prohibited for civilian use in India, is mostly used by security forces and military in some selected countries in the world.

The snub-nosed, unlike its pointed (conventional) counterparts, is considered deadlier. While the conventional bullet passes through the body of the target, causing limited injury, the snub-nosed is designed not to pass through. It shatters bones and causes maximum damage to tissues and organs, thereby increasing the risk of fatality. Along with the snub-nosed bullets, the police also recovered a US-make Titan Tiger revolver, which is rarely used by the underworld, but is a favourite of the security forces, including the Mumbai police.

Both the weapon and the ammo appear to have been smuggled into the country as they are not meant for civilian usage.