Cuttack, Oct 20: The Chauliaganj police has arrested four persons on charges of smuggling and selling illegally made weapons to criminals late last night.
Police have seized one pistol, three revolvers and one single shot pistol from the accused. Police have also seized 12 rounds of ammunition from the accused.
The accused have been identified as Soumendra Sahoo (32), Sk Saji Ali (33), Sudarshan Mallick (46) and Badal Kumar Jena (57).
Acting of tip-off police conducted a raid near Gatiroutpatna and arrested the accused. Police said that the accused have procured the firearm from Bihar. “We also found the accused of supplying firearms to criminals in Cuttack and neighbouring districts. We are further verifying the antecedents of the accused,” said a police official.