Huge cache of ammunition recovered

2 Dec 2018

Police here on Saturday claimed to have busted an ammunition smuggling racket with the arrest of one person from whose possession more than 400 cartridges were recovered. According to a release issued by the district police headquarters, Sarfaraz Alam was arrested from his residence in ITC colony, Shankarpur, under Mofussil police station area late Friday night. A search of his house led to the recovery of a huge cache of ammunition - 239 cartridges of 9 mm bore and 199 of 7.65 mm bore. Alam's maternal uncle Manzar Alam is a notorious arms smuggler and the duo was named in a case relating to recovery of an AK 47 rifle in Delhi four years ago in connection with which the latter had also been arrested and sent to Tihar jail, the release said. Notably, the district had recently been in news for the recovery of dozens of automatic rifles over a span a few weeks. (PTI)