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  Metros   Mumbai  23 Mar 2018  Serial offender arrested for illegal sale of arms

Serial offender arrested for illegal sale of arms

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 23, 2018, 7:58 am IST
Updated : Mar 23, 2018, 7:58 am IST

He was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Arms Act along with sections of the Maharashtra Police Act.

The police is now investigating to find out from whom Shaikh, a history-sheeter, procured the arms and who was the prospective buyer. (Representational Image)
 The police is now investigating to find out from whom Shaikh, a history-sheeter, procured the arms and who was the prospective buyer. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: Acting on a tip-off, Thane’s anti-extortion cell has arrested Rafiq Shaikh (23) for allegedly selling pistols and live rounds illegally in Thane. The police has seized six pistols and 15 live rounds from Shaikh.

Officers of the anti-extortion cell received intelligence that a person would be arriving near Chendani Koliwada, Thane, with an intent to sell illegal arms. Acting on this information, a team was formed led by Pradeep Sharma, and Shaikh was intercepted. Six unregistered pistols and 15 live rounds were found in his possession. 

He was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Arms Act along with sections of the Maharashtra Police Act. The police is now investigating to find out from whom Shaikh, a history-sheeter, procured the arms and who was the prospective buyer.

Tags: investigating, anti-extortion cell, maharashtra police act, indian arms act