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Missing from duty, Navy man held with illegal weapons

The district police have arrested a Navy personnel, who had gone missing from duty, with two country-made revolvers and live cartridges.

punjab Updated: Feb 28, 2016 19:39 IST
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Navy personnel

SHO Kotwali Sanjeev Mittal interacting with mediapersons after the arrest of a navy personnel in Bathinda, on Sunday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

The district police have arrested a Navy personnel, who had gone missing from duty, with two country-made revolvers and live cartridges.

Gurdeep Singh a resident of Chandu Raia village near Malerkotla in Sangrur district, was nabbed by cops on Santpura road on Saturday. Two .315 bore revolvers and eight live cartridges were recovered from him.

Police said Gurdeep, who was posted in Kerala as sea-man, was transferred to Mumbai in October last year.. However, he went missing from duty.

Gurdeep was sent to two-day police custody by a court here on Sunday. Police said Navy officials will also be informed about Gurdeep’s arrest.

Police said Gurdeep had brought the weapons from Agra in Uttar Pradesh. They are, however, tight-lipped about the motive behind the man buying these weapons and reason for going absent from duty. Station house officer Kotwali police station Sanjeev Mittal said the reason behind the man going absent from duty and other details will only be revealed after his interrogation.