Friday, July 08, 2005

9 held; huge cache of arms seized in Gujarat

By: PTI
July 5, 2005

Ahmedabad: The city Crime Branch arrested nine persons and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition worth over Rs 20 lakh, a senior official said today.

"About 30 weapons, including several revolvers, pistols and country-made weapons, were recovered after the police raided a house at Narol belonging to one of the nine accused Ghulam Mohammed Angrez, and several of his colleagues living in the same housing society yesterday," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) D G Vanjara said.

"About 187 live cartridges were also recovered during the raid," he said adding some arms were also recovered from Ghulam's associates living in Gomtipur and Danilimda localities of the city.

Vanjara, however, denied that the nine-member gang arrested during the operations had any plans of disrupting the annual Jagannath Rathyatra in the city on July 8.

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