Maharashtra: Man held with country-made firearm and live cartridges

Man has been held with country-made firearm and live cartridges in Nagpur district of Maharashtra, the police said on Sunday, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, with the arrest of a 40-year-old street vendor for allegedly possessing a country-made firearm and three cartridges in Nagpur city, police on Sunday claimed to have busted a racket involved in the illegal trade of crude weapons.

The suspect was identidied as Jalim Natthu Shahu. He was intercepted on Saturday evening while he was riding a two-wheeler, an official said, as per the PTI.

“Police found a desi katta (country made firearm) and three live cartridges in his possession,” the official said.

Shahu`s interrogation disclosed that he had procured weapons from his native place in Uttar Pradesh.

Police have registered a case under Arms Act.

Prostitution racket busted, 2 women rescued, 2 men booked in Nagpur

Meanwhile, in an another incident in Nagpur, a prostitution racket operating from a hotel in Manish Nagar area of Nagpur was busted and two women were rescued, a police official said on Sunday, as per the PTI.

A person identified as Bilal alias Bunty Ahmed Ali and his accomplice Vishal have been booked and efforts are on to nab them, the Beltarodi police station official added, the news agency reported on Sunday.

A case was registered under IPC and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, the official said.

21-year-old man held by crime branch with firearm in Mumbai`s Khar

The Mumbai Crime Branch`s Unit 9 on Wednesday nabbed a 21-year-old man allegedly with illegal firearm and live cartridges in Khar area of the city, an official said.

According to the police, the officials of the crime branch Unit 9 received information regarding the suspect who was in possession of illegal firearm. The police traced the suspects location in the jurisdiction of Khar police station and nabbed the suspect from Chitrakar Dhurandar Road in Khar.

The suspect was Identified as Srikrishna Vivendra Pal Sharma, 21, a resident of Mira Road. He is originally from Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.

The police have seized a stainless steel, locally manufactured pistol along with four live cartridges from the possession of the accused.

“An FIR has been registered at the Khar Police Station under sections 3 and 25 of the Arms Act and sections 37(1)(A) and 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act,” the official said.

(with PTI inputs)

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