Arms dealer who never used mobile phone to evade arrest held in Odisha’s Cuttack

Cuttack: An arms dealer who never used mobile phone during the offence to remain untraceable and evade arrest, and his son were today apprehended in Odisha’s Cuttack.

The accused have been identified as Babuli Moharana (61) and his son Somanath Moharana (35) of Panichhatra under Jankia police limits in Khordha district.

On receiving information about illegal possession of arms by the two, a team of Choudwar police reached the railway overbridge near Birupa river and nabbed them, police sources said.

A country-made 9 mm pistol with one round live ammunition, one country-made sixer revolver, and two rounds of live ammunition were seized from their possession.

Babuli used to procure arms and sell those to criminals, sources added.

Several criminal cases under Arms Act are pending against Bauli at different police stations in Puri and Khordha districts.

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