Thursday, June 04, 2009

Bantwal: Gun factory unearthed - illegal arms confiscated

Bantwal, June 2, 2009: The Kaval Mudur town in Bantwal taluk which is known for its Kambla today acquired distinction dubious at that of running an illegal gun factory. The Belthangady police in a joint operation with the Anti Naxal Force late last night raided the gun factory and arrested one Ramesh Achari who was making illegal arms. 10 guns were also recovered from the site.

According to the Inspector of the Belthangady Police Station Gangi Reddy speaking to Mangalorean.Com stated that Ramesh Achari had a trade licence for repairing guns that had expired 8 months back. After that he had taken up production of guns and was selling them.

The police state that one of the guns manufactured here was instrumental in a murder of one Jobie Jacob of Belthangady by hunters.

This was the first illegal gun factory which was unearthed in the district and according Mr. Gangi Reddy there could be more and the police were combing the area.

Our Correspondent

Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (SP)

Bantwal, Jun 2: A team of policemen led by Beltangady circle inspector Gangi Reddy raided a unit located in Kavalamudoor village that was involved with the manufacture of guns illegally, on the night of Monday June 1. The policemen have seized 10 guns and arrested a person. Two others who were involved with the unit succeeded in giving the policemen a slip.

Ramesh Achary from Manyavu Mane of Kavalamudoor village in the taluk was manufacturing guns at his house illegally. Even though Ramesh held a licence for repairing the guns, the term of the licence had expired some time back. It is said, Ramesh was involved with guns manufacture since about the last eight months.

It may be recalled, that a youth named Jobi George had been killed after two persons who had been into the forest for hunting, had fired at him, mistakenly thinking him to be a wild bore, some time back. It is said, the gun used by the killers was bought from Achary.

The policemen have confiscated various items used for gun manufacture. The operation was jointly launched by the Anti Naxal Force and Beltngady police. The operation was guided by district superintendent of police Dr Subrahmanyeshwar Rao, while circle inspector Gangi Reddy, sub inspector Subbapoora Mutt and other personnel took part in it.

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