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Illegal firearms network busted in Angul, one arrested

19/12/2021 at 11:38 AM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 19: The Special Task Force of the Crime Branch has seized 8 illegal firearms from Chhendipada in Angul, said an official on Sunday.

One person has been arrested in this connection.

Acting on a tip-off on the sale of illegal firearms by criminals, the STF and District police carried out a raid near Kerjang under Chhendipada police limits and arrested one person identified as Ratnakar Kalta of Sarapali in Sambalpur.

As many as 8 country-made firearms, seven live ammunition and other incriminating materials were recovered from his possession, the official said.

The STF has initiated a drive against illegal firearms since 2020. So far, 64 guns and 98 live ammunition have been recovered.

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