The district police have arrested Gursher Singh Pannu, a resident of Chandigarh, from near the city, and claimed to have recovered a .32 bore revolver along with 32 cartridges, `10 lakh in cash, four mobiles of different companies and an expensive watch.
Pannu was arrested, on Saturday, at a naka after he was stopped for checking while he was allegedly driving a BMW car with a red light atop it.
The police allegedly arrested him for possessing an illegal weapon and fixing red beckon on his vehicle illegally.
Pannu is a resident of Sector 9-B of Chandigarh and his brother Gurtej Singh is one of the 12 accused booked by the district police for allegedly dealing with illegal imported weapons. But, the police are yet to arrest Gurtej Singh.
"The accused was driving a BMW car with red beacon atop towards Faridkot when Narinder Singh, station house officer, city police, signalled him to stop near the town, but he tried to flee. But, the police succeeded in stopping him. After a search of his car, the police recovered a .32 bore revolver besides `10 lakh in cash and other articles. He was asked to show the documents for itof tehse items, but he failed to do so," reads the complaint by the police against the accused.
The police have registered a case against him under sections 25, 54 and 59 of the arms Act besides Section 188 of IPC.
The district police had booked 12 people for alleged sale and purchase of illegal imported weapons on October 18. Two owners of the gun houses from Abohar and Mansa were also booked in the case.
The Faridkot police claimed to have arrested three more accused in the case with 8 weapons worth `3 crore after the registration of the case and claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of smugglers of illegal weapons.