21 May 2018
Sambalpur: An illegal arms racket was busted by the Sambalpur police on Monday following a raid on a house at Daleipada in Sambalpur town. A person named Md Zahid Khan was arrested and five firearms along with 12 live bullets were seized from him.
According to DIG Satyabrata Bhoi, “We are investigating as to from where he acquired these arms and to whom was he supplying. More arrests are likely to be made in connection with the case, as it is presumed that he had some accomplices too.”
There were several cases registered against the accused in different police stations all across the district. As he was indulged in this trade since long time, the police got a tip-off and raided his house.