Mumbai: Crime branch officials arrested a history-sheeter and externed goon for illegal possession of a country-made gun and two bullet cartridges. Police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the Arms Act. The accused, identified as Aditya Parekh aka Mitthu (21), was externed from the city last year after he was arrested in four cases — two for outraging modesty of a woman and two for theft.
On Thursday, the police received a tip-off about Parekh having terrorised the residents of Trombay, Maharashtra Nagar and Cheetah Camp area for looting them. Acting on the tip-off, police laid a trap and intercepted him near Cheetah Camp late on Thursday night.
Upon checking, police found a country-made gun and two bullet cartridges on him and immediately arrested him. Police are trying to find out from where did Parekh procure the gun and what was he planning to do in the city after he was externed.