Free Press Journal

Crime branch arrests two with illegal arms


Indore : A joint team of city crime branch and Khajrana police on Saturday arrested two listed criminals – Vijay (27), a resident of B-94, behind Nyay Nagar, Khajrana and Akash (24), a resident of 68, Patel Nagar, Khajrana – with illegal arms.

The team reportedly received a tip-off that two miscreants are roaming in Khajrana area in suspicious manner. They immediately swung into action and nabbed the duo. Police also recovered two country-made pistols from their possession.

During interrogation, Vijay told police that he was sent to jail last year in connection with abduction of a girl in Khajrana area. Another arrested Akash told police that he was working with a liquor trader few years ago when he came in contact with one Sonu Sikaligar of Dhamnod town. Akash further told police that he purchased the weapons from Sonu. Police are searching Sonu and interrogating the duo to extract further information on their activities.

Recently, deputy director general of police (DIG) Harinaryanachari Mishra had directed his force to keep strict vigil on people indulged in illegal weapon trade.