Odisha: Absconding arms smuggler nabbed; 5 pistols seized

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch’s Special Task Force (STF) arrested an absconding arms smuggler from Naugaon area of Jagatsinghpur district last night for his alleged involvement in illegal sale of country-made weapons.

Sources said the accused, Dhananjaya Sahoo, is involved in several illegal arms cases.

Besides arresting him, the STF seized five country-made pistols and six live ammunitions from his possession

Earlier, Dhananjaya among two were arrested by STF in connection with a case registered under Section 25 and 27 of Arms Act on April 9. Dhananjaya had later escaped and was absconding since then. 

According to preliminary investigation, he is also involved in an illegal arms case registered at Malgodown Police Station in Cuttack. 

Worth mentioning, STF as part of it’s special drive has seized 37 illegal arms and 76 live ammunitions since 2020.

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