Woman held for possessing 6 pistols

A tribal woman was arrested after six country-made pistols were recovered from her possession at Bina Railway Station near here, police said on Wednesday.

Updated: May 17, 2012, 00:03 AM IST

A tribal woman was arrested after six country-made pistols were recovered from her possession at Bina Railway Station near here, police said on Wednesday.

During a checking exercise at the railway station in Bina district yesterday, police apprehended 35-year-old Munni and seized the firearms from her.

On interrogation, the woman told police that the pistols were given to her by one - Rishi Pal Singh, a resident of Burhanpur, and they were to be delivered to an unknown person.

The woman, who had been caught possessing a firearm in the past also, has been booked under the Arms Act and railway police have launched a hunt for the gang allegedly involved in arms trafficking, they added.

PTI