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Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 05:59 AM IST

Mumbai: Arms racketeer caught with pistols in Mira Road

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Bhayandar: A  notorious criminal landed in Kashimira police custody after he was  found in possession of two country-made pistols (Desi Katta’s), live cartridges and five brand new mobile phones.

The arrest turned out to be a prize catch for the cops after it was learnt that the accused was not only a suspected member of a firearms trafficking racket but was also a fugitive robber involved in a series of break-ins.

According to the Kashimira police, one of their personnel, Sandip Aouty, received a specific tip-off on presence of an arms dealer in the Silver Sarita transit camp area of  Mira Road. Subsequently a team led by Senior Police Inspector Vilas Sanap laid a trap on Tuesday evening and apprehended the suspect  who was later identified as- Mehtaab Manzoor Ansari alias Munna (29)-, a native of a remote village in the Lesliganj block of Palamu district  in Jharkhand.

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A search of his person led to the recovery of two country-made pistols, 16 live cartridges and  five brand new mobile phones  worth more than Rs.51,000.  Investigations revealed that Munna was arrested twice for a similar crime in 2005 by the Dahisar police.

The accused is also wanted in robbery cases in Thane, police said.

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Published on: Friday, June 16, 2017, 09:04 AM IST
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