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Illegal weapons racket busted
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, oct 19 (NPN):
Published on 20 Oct. 2009 12:54 AM IST
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Alarmed by the number of country made weapons seized from extortionists, Dimapur police at around 9.30 a.m. Monday, busted an illegal weapons unit at Eros Lane and arrested one person identified as Raju Gosh (27) of Hojai but his accomplice managed to escape. Five country made 9 mm caliber pistols along with magazines, one modified 303 rifle, four AK series ammo, two US carbine ammo and various tools for making the weapons was seized from the shop named as Deluxe Gun Repairing shop. Additional Superintendent of police V Z Angami informed that further investigations were on and efforts made to arrest the absconder. At the same time, he also pointed out that such types of illegally made country weapons were sold for a sum of Rs 10,000-15,000 each and used for carrying out criminal activities such as kidnap and extortion etc.

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