The Pathankot police have arrested three men, including two local Gujjars, with three country-made pistols and four rounds of bullets. Police said the gang was bringing ammunition from Rajasthan to sell it in Punjab, according to the preliminary investigation.
Addressing a press conference, superintendent of police (SP, detective) Jaspal Singh said the trio was stopped at a naka. During a search, the arms and ammunition were recovered from them.
He said the accused were later identified as Ranjit Singh of Dhaulpur village in Rajasthan and local shepherds Shamshudin of Kataruchak village and Rehmat Ali of Manwal village. “We have booked them under the Arms Act. The Rajasthan man had apparently developed links with the two Gujjars living in makeshift houses in Pathankot district,” the SP said.
Police have been on the alert in the district ever since the January 2 attack on the Pathankot airbase.