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SOG arrests 3 smugglers with 19 firearms in Rajasthan

Two constables in Chittorgarh had got information about the smuggling in Chittorgarh.

jaipur Updated: Dec 22, 2017 19:28 IST
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Uttarakhand reported 621 arms seizure in 2016, the highest among the Himalayan states/Pic by Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION)(HT Photo/For representation only)

A team of Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police arrested three arms smugglers in Chittorgarh’s Nimbahera area on Thursday evening. The SOG also recovered 19 pistols and a revolver from them, said a release from the SOG, a specialized wing that deals with organised crime.

Two constables in Chittorgarh had got information about the smuggling. Based on it, the SOG constituted a team under the supervision of SOG additional superintendent of police Karan Sharma. The team, along with a team from SOG outpost in Udaipur, reached Chittorgarh to probe, additional director general, SOG, Umesh Mishra said.

The SOG team learnt that the smugglers were going to supply arms for criminal activities in Nimbahera’s Transport Nagar. Keeping a tight vigil in the area, the SOG team nabbed Irfan Khan, Saddam Hussain, and Firoz Khan, all residents of Chittorgarh.

During initial interrogation, the accused revealed that they had bought the weapons for Rs 27,000 each from Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam and were to sell them for Rs 55,000 each. A case against them has been registered.

SOG inspector general Dinesh MN said that the SOG has recovered 58 weapons and arrested 27 arms smugglers in the state since December 2016.

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 19:28 IST