The Fatehgarh Sahib police on Thursday claimed to have unearthed an inter-state gang involved in the sale of illegal weapons after it nabbed two ammunition dealers and recovered 30 revolvers and pistols they had sold to licence holders as genuine at exorbitant rates.
Jalandhar zone inspector general of police Gurpreet Deo and superintendent of police, Fatehgarh Sahib, Hardial Singh Mann, said the modus operandi of these dealers was to procure pistols and revolvers made at illegal manufactories or workshops and then passing them on for genuine by imprinting numbers and trademarks of foreign-made weapons; they further converted them from prohibited bores to non-prohibited bores.
They further said that these dealers were also involved in selling prohibited bore weapons by converting these to non-prohibited bore. A case under various sections of the IPC and the Arms Act was registered against the accused at the Sirhind police station.
SSP Hardial Singh Mann informed that a police party nabbed Karambir Singh, owner of Rajpura Gun House, and seized one .455 bore revolver along with three .38 bore revolvers; also Kamaljit Singh, owner of Sardul Gun House, Sirhind, was arrested with two 38 bore revolvers. After interrogation of the two, 24 more weapons were recovered from licence holders in Fatehgarh Sahib, Rupnagar and Patiala districts.