Pune crime | Two youths held for possessing unlicensed firearms at Khed Shivapur

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Pune : deccan express   Pune crime |  The Pune rural police have arrested two youths for carrying an unlicensed pistol for fancy. The duo was held at Khed Shivapur. The Pune rural police’s local crime branch (LCB) squad seized two country-made pistols and four live cartridges, totally worth over Rs 1 lakh from them.

The arrested have been identified as Santosh Ankush Dimble (21), a resident of Telco Colony, Dattanagar, and Umesh Dilip Vavhal (25), a resident of Bandewadi, Khed Shivapur.

The LCB squad was patrolling within the limits of the Rajgad police station. Policeman Pran Yewale received a tip-off that the duo was standing below the bridge on the highway at Kondhanpur Chowk. The squad reached the spot and arrested the duo.

They were frisked and were found to be possessing a pistol and two cartridges each. The market value of the firearms is estimated to be over Rs 1 lakh. When interrogated, they told the police that Pravin More, a resident of Shivare in Bhor taluka, had given them the pistols and cartridges. More was an accused in a murder case. He was murdered by a gang of four after he was released on parole in July 2020 as he had contracted Covid-19.

Under the guidance of SP Dr Abhinav Deshmukh and PI Ashok Shelke, PSI Rameshwar Dhongde, policemen Prakash Waghmare, Amol Shedge, Pran Yewale participated in the action.

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