Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gun Factories Unearthed; Large Cache of Arms Recovered

Patna: March 14, 2009

In a massive pre-election anti-gun drive in Bihar on Saturday, officials busted a dozen mini gun factories and seized a huge cache of country-made firearms and live cartridges meant to be sold to political goons and criminals in the state.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP, Headquarters) Neelmani, while talking to reports on Saturday said the factories were discovered in Munger, Nalanda, Lakhisarai, Banka, and East and West Champaran districts.

Altogether 90 country-made pistols and six-shooters and nearly 700 live cartridges were recovered in the sweep that is expected to continue for next several days across the state, Neelmani said.

Munger, which is notorious for clandestine gun factories and supplying arms to Naxals and other criminals, topped the list with four gun factories. This was followed by Lakhisarai, Banka, and West Champaran with 2 gun factories each, and one factory busted in Nalanda and East Champaran, officials said.

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