Patna: Three firearm suppliers and seven
criminals were arrested and nine firearms, six magazines of
different bores and 17 live cartridges recovered from their
possession during a raid conducted by police against arms
suppliers in the state capital today, police sources said.
Senior Superintendent of police Amit Kumar Jain and city
superintendent of police Manu Mharaj told reporters here that
on a specific information police raided a place near Mahavir
mandir adjacent to Patna railway junction and arrested three
arms smugglers possessing three firearms, six magazines and
The SSP said those arrested by the district police had
been identified as Chandrashekhar Azad, Sudhir Kumar and
Vijay Kumar Tanti. While Azad and Sudhir were residents of
Naxalite affected Aurangabad district, Tanti belonged to
another Naxalite infested district of Munger.
Jain said the persons were regular arms supplier to
naxalite outfits in Orissa and the criminals operating in
Delhi and adjoining states.
The SSP said the arms dealers taken into custody from a
place near Patna railway junction were on way to Keonjhar
district in Orissa.
Meanwhile, city SP Manu Maharaj arrested seven criminals
with six country made revolvers and ten live cartridges under
Gardanibagh police station area of the state capital.