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Illegal arms supplier arrested


One absconding illegal arms and ammunition supplier was arrested at Pasighat on Tuesday. East Siang SP Rajiv Ranjan Singh informed that the accused has been identified as Mahendra Yadav, a resident of Chotarwa, East Champaran district, Bihar.

According to the SP, based on the case filed registered on October 23, 2019, one Hiteswar Kumbang of Bahir Jonai, Assam was arrested on the same day and from his possession two of 7.65 mm country made pistols were seized by Ruksin police.

During investigation, police learnt that the pistols were sent by one Mahendra Yadav who was traceless and absconding. On Sunday (Dec-1), information was received from reliable source that Mahendra was seen somewhere at Pasighat and after which a trap was laid headed by the OC Ruksin, Inspector T Tali, the SP said.

The OC along with ASI Apai Jamoh, Ct Kobmin Potom and Ct Sosinath Taye successfully arrested the alleged accused Mahendra Yadav after several attempts, he informed .

On preliminary investigation, Yadav confessed that the said pistols were bought by him from Muzzaparpur, Bihar paying 20,000 per piece, he added.

Appreciating the police team for arresting Mahendra Yadav within short time, SP Singh said it exemplified the efficiency and commitment of the police in maintaining law and order. I congratulate all the police officers and personnel involved for their promptness and arresting the culprit in record time, he added. DIPRO

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