Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Held on charge of running weapon unit

Kasaragod: The police on Sunday busted an illegal gun manufacturing unit at Panathur under the Rajapuram police station limits in the district. A 65-year-old man was arrested in this connection.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the house of Joseph alias Babu and seized a few accessories of country-made guns from a thatched shed attached to his house at Chiramkadavu. The accused was produced before the Hosdurg Judicial First Class Magistrate Court which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody, T.P. Sumesh, Sub-Inspector, said.

The police are on the lookout for a person who the arrested man confessed had helped him in manufacturing illegal weapons. A case under the provisions of Section 3 and 25 of the Arms Act was registered.

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