Vegetable seller held in Mumbai with 7 pistols, live bullets
A case has been registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Fire Arms Act.mumbai Updated: Apr 13, 2018 23:47 IST
A vegetable vendor was arrested for possession of seven country-made pistols and six live bullets at Ulhasnagar near Shahad railway station on Thursday.
The accused – identified as Anujkumar Harishchandra Jaiswal, 23 – hails from Uttar Pradesh and resides in Kalwa, Thane.
Acting on a tip off, a police team was dispatched to Shahad railway station.
“The accused arrived with a sack and seemed to be looking for someone,” said a police officer from Thane crime branch unit-4.
The pistols and bullets were valued at Rs70,700.
“Upon questioning Jaiswal, we learnt that one more person, a Mumbra resident, is involved in the racket. We are trying to determine where he acquired the ammunition from and who he was going to sell it to,” said the officer.
A case was registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Fire Arms Act.