Monday, June 02, 2008

Two arrested for possessing country made guns

Monday June 2 2008 08:07 IST
Express News Service

COIMBATORE: Two persons were secured in connection with possession of country-made guns in the tribal settlement of Sincona in Valparai on Sunday.

Police said that policemen, including those from the forest department, were carrying out a sensitisation drive in the tribal settlements to prevent Naxal infiltration.

At that time, they came across Murugan (36) and his brother Mahendran (26) in possession of two single barrel muzzle loaded guns used in hunting, without licence.

Police said they were tribals and could be possessing the gun for self-defence or hunting. Since they did not hold the licence, they were secured.

Further investigation is on.

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