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ATS nabs arms dealers working for Maoists

NAGPUR: State Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), Nagpur unit, exposed the mafia-Maoist link when they nabbed two hands dealers with two hand-made pistols and 25 live cartridges when the latter reached Nagpur railway station by way of Barauni-Secunderabad specific Thursday midnight.
On the eve of Republic Day, the security agencies are already on their toes to stay tab on the anti-national forces and sleeper cells of terrorist and Maoist outfits.

The persons arrested had been identified as Swaroopsingh Jamunsingh (48) and Sanjay Khare (43) who have been learnt to have procured the weapons and bullets from Mungner in Bihar for allegedly supplying to cadres of Communist Party of India (Maoist) whose catchment areas come with districts of Gadchiroli, Gondia, Chandrapur and parts of Yavatmal and Bhandara. Swaroopsingh and Khare have been working at the example of Chandrapur’s Ghugus-based coal mafia Shaikh Haji, stated a senior reliable of the security unit. Haji is yet to be arrested.

Khare, a native of Yavatmal, already has cases of hands dealing towards his identify. Sources claimed Haji, additionally having a number of offences towards him, had roped in Khare to convey firearms through Swaroopsingh who is learnt to have a community of such dealers founded in Bihar.

Swaroopsingh, after procuring the weapons, had boarded the educate at the side of Khare. The two have been having a firearm each and every and have been travelling separately. The ATS unit had won tip off about them and its sleuths have been following them for a long time. The co-ordinated operation to nab the 2 from the educate had already started.

As consistent with plan, ATS sleuths zeroed in on Swaroopsingh and Khare as soon as the educate rolled into Nagpur railway station. The two have been whisked away without even the railway security forces having any wisdom in regards to the action. Both have been produced sooner than a courtroom which has remanded them in ATS custody until February 1.

Sources claimed Swaroopsingh and Khare have been seeking to deceive the investigation by way of continuously converting their statements. It is learnt Khare has claimed he was tasked to convey sound high quality firearms from Bihar with a plan to bump off a Yavatmal-based corporator. ATS sleuths are actually learnt to be seeking to extract more information about their community.

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