Joint team of CCB, Police arrests person with pistol

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2018 11:09:46


Staff Reporter,


A joint team of Central Crime Branch (CCB) and police on Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old person in Raipur on charges of possessing illegal firearm and bullets, police said.
The arrested has been identified as Mahesh Dhritlehare (35) of Raipur and a pistol along with two live bullets were recovered from his possession, informed police.

Police further added that following a tip-off about man possessing a firearm, the sleuths of CCB and staff of Azad Chowk police swung into action and rounded Mahesh leading to recovery of a pistol and two bullets. Police have arrested the accused and registered a case under section 25 of Arms Act.

Investigation in this connection is underway to ascertain the source from where accused has procured the firearm, added police.During the course of investigation, police came to know that the arrested accused has crime record against him in past. The accused had spent jail term on charges of crimes under Arms Act, NDPS (Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances) Act and prohibitory sections.

Based on inputs about smuggling of country-made firearms and pistol in the city, personnel of CCB and police stations under the guidance of senior officials were carrying out extensive exercise to arrest miscreants indulged in the
nefarious business.