September 28, 2020

Arms haul at former councillor home

Patna: Nawada police on Wednesday seized eight illegal weapons from the house of a former ward councillor Suryadev Choudhary a.k.a Loha Choudhary.

Based on a tip-off, a team comprising officers of the Nawada Town police station and the district intelligence unit raided Choudhary’s house at Gandapur in the Nawada, around 120km north of Patna, and recovered a country-made carbine, a country-made gun, six pistols, and over 30 live cartridges of different bores.

Nawada superintendent of police (SP) S. Hari Prasath said Choudhary and his son escaped but two suspects were detained for interrogation. “A police team led by Nawada deputy superintendent of police Vijay Kumar Jha is interrogating the suspects,” Prasath told The Telegraph.

The SP said that the illegal weapons were stored to be supplied to clients. “Raids are underway to arrest the father-son duo,” he said, adding that their arrest would throw more light on the racket.

He clarified that the cops were on maximum alert for the past two days in the wake of the visit of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to the district. Two days ago, another police team had seized illegal weapons from Kurma village under Nawada Town police station.

Station house officer (SHO) Anjani Kumar said it was being probed whether Choudhary had links with any gang or left-wing extremist group. The district headquarters is close to the Jharkhand border.

On Tuesday, around 49 unfinished pistols were seized from Munger district.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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