Yavatmal: Three men hailing from Hyderabad were arrested on Saturday and a pistol, 60 live cartridges and a few detonators were seized from them.
The trio travelling in a van was intercepted at Kharabi Check Post under Darathi Police Station in Umarkhed tehsil in the wee hours of today, police said.
During questioning police found something suspicious about their behaviour. They searched the van from where they found a pistol, 60 live cartridges, three mobiles and a few detonators, SP Akhilesh Kumar Singh said.
All these items and the van (registered in Andhra Pradesh) were seized and the trio was placed under arrest, he said, adding that the accused were on their way to Pusadtaluka in the district.
The arrested were identified as Mohammad Masiyoddin Owaisi (35), Mohammad Umar Gazi (27) and Mohammad Mibajoddin (22), all residents of Hyderabad. A criminal offence under the Arms Act was registered against them.
A team of Anti-Terrorism Squad from Yavatmal has gone to Umarkhed to investigate the matter, police sources said.