Cuttack, Sep 22: Kandarpur police has arrested a 30-year-old criminal for possessing a pistol on Monday evening.
The accused has been identified as Raj Kishore Rout, a resident of Chauliaganj. Police have seized a country made pistol, four bullets and an empty magazine from his possession.
Police said that Rout presently works in Kandarpur toll gate on Cuttack-Paradeep road. “During interrogation, he was unable to produce document or license of the firearm. During further investigation, he was found involved in many cases of extortion, possession and use of illegal arms. He was injured in an encountered by Jagatsinghpur police station in 2014. Further investigation in the case is continuing,” said a police official.