Gang selling bogus arms licences busted, 7 arrested
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The Kurla railway police crime branch claimed on Wednesday to have busted a bogus arm licence racket run by a gang of seven.
Police said six members of the gang were from Bihar and one from Jharkhand. All seven have been arrested and were remanded in police custody till September 17 by the railway court at CST.
Police recovered ten 12-bore rifles, seven live bullets, 14 bogus arm licences, 13 blank licences and bogus seals of district magistrates of several districts in Bihar and Jharkhand from the gang.
Prabhat Kumar, Joint Commissioner, GRP, told the media on Wednesday gang members Bharat Chandrama Singh (37), Umashankar Singh ( 38), Amrendra Kumar Vijay Kumar Singh (19), Uma Shankar Ghanshyam Singh (23), Parmanand Harinarain Singh ( 43) and Anil Kumar Chandreshwar Singh (27) belonged to Bihar, while Arjunsingh Sitaram Singh (36) was from Jharkhand.
"The gang was selling bogus licences with rifles for Rs 40,000 to unemployed youth wanting to become private gunmen or join private security agencies in Mumbai,'' he said.
The gang was busted after the crime branch recovered two licences and three live bullets from the bag of Bharat Chandrama Singh during a check on September 11 when he was going to Bihar.
Later, a team headed by Kurla station senior inspector searched his house on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday and arrested the other gang members.
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