Country-made pistols seized in Yerawada

Jul 11, 2013, 09:42 IST | A correspondent

Yerawada police has recovered four country-made pistols and 10 live cartridges from a 22-year-old man, who had reportedly come to Chandan Nagar to sell the firearms. The seized merchandise is worth Rs 1.62 lakh

The arrested suspect has been identified as Rahul Nanasaheb Amolik, a resident of Kharadi.

“We received a tip-off that a person would be coming to the Platinum Classic building in Chandan Nagar around 10 am with firearms to sell them to prospective customers, and based on the information we laid a trap,” said inspector Kishor Jadhav of Yerawada police station.

Jadhav said as anticipated, a person came to the area with a bag and cops detained him while he was waiting around. “We took him into custody and during a search we found four country-made pistols and 10 live rounds in the bag.”

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