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Woman gunrunner arrested in Odisha capital, firearm seized


Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissionerate police today arrested a woman while she was allegedly striking a deal with a potential customer to sell a pistol in an apartment at Patrapada under Khandagiri police limits in Odisha capital.

According to police sources, the woman identified as Puja Mallick was arrested by Khandagiri police from an apartment in B N Residency at Patrapada while she was in the middle of a deal to sell a 7.65 mm bore pistol to a potential customer.

Acting on a tip-off Khandagiri police followed the potential customer to the apartment and conducted a surprise raid leading to the arrest of Mallick and seizure of the firearm, police sources added.

Mallick identified herself as the wife of a journalist working for KBC News channel of neighbouring state Chhattisgarh. Police have seized an identity card of one Anil Tripathi mentioned as reporter KBC News from the spot, the sources further said.

Further investigation is on, the sources added.