Arms seized from marriage reception party

Ramgarh
15 May 2018

Police on Monday seized 19 rifles, one pistol and live cartridges from a marriage reception party in Ramgarh district, a senior police officer said. Additional Superintendent of Police, Patratu, Srikant Suredh Rao Khotre told PTI that the cops received information that some persons attending the marriage at Patratru had fired several rounds. "Following the information, we along with ATS (Anti Terrorist Squad) raided and seized as many as 19 rifles, one pistol and live cartridges. We have also recovered used cartridges from the venue where some persons opened fire," he said. There was a reception party in Patratu hosted by a close relative of slain gangster where some persons attending the ceremony fired to celebrate the occasion in which a few persons were reported to have been injured, Khotre said. "We are verifying the arms and ammunitions recovered," the ASP said, adding that prima facie, the weapons recovered seemed to be illegal. (PTI)