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By Our Special Correspondent
Announcing the seizures at a press conference here on Friday, the Additional Commissioner, A.K. Khan, said the seized firearms were procured from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh and were being sold to rowdies in the twin cities. The arrested were Sardar Jitendar Singh, Sardar Kirpal Singh (both from Hyderabad) G. Jitendar Singh from Warangal and Vydnath Jojna of Karnataka.
Mr. Khan said the seized weapons were as good as factory-built weapons and were in perfect condition. One of the arrested -- Sardar Jitendar Singh -- had a history of gunrunning and was prosecuted under for a similar offence earlier.
After release from jail, he worked at different places but could not find suitable employment and came in contact with rowdy elements like Ibrahim, Shooter Srinu, Surendar and Nawab. Two years ago he began gunrunning racket against the purchased eight pistols, three revolvers, two tapanchas and ammunition from different sources and sold them. Some weapons were already recovered from anti-social elements on earlier occasions.
The West Zone task force teams consisting of Inspector M.S. Venugopal Rao, V. Suryanchandra Rao, NLN Raju and M. Sudhakar raided a place near Imliban and caught the accused persons. The DCP task force, Y. Gangadhar, was also present.
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