Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, July 4:
Three persons were arrested for illegal possession of firearms in Sambalpur in Odisha, police said today.
Acting on a tip off that illegal arms from across the state border were going to change hands in the town, police arrested three persons and seized two country made pistols and a bike from their possession during raids at different locations in the town on Thursday night.
While two of them Susant Barik and Papu Dash were arrested from Khetrajpur, their accomplice Sujit Suna was arrested from Thelkopada area of the town, police said.
“These men used to get country made pistols from outside states and sell it to criminals here for Rs 12,000 each”, IIC Ainthapalli, Amitav Panda said.