Man held with pistol, cartridges



Barwani: A 38-year-old man was arrested along with a country-made pistol and 16 cartridges here, police said Thursday.

The accused, identified as Iqbal, was apprehended yesterday near a temple after he got down from a bus, they said.

Iqbal, who hails from Gujarat, was booked under sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.

According to police, Iqbal has confessed during investigation that he had purchased the weapon and cartridges from village Umarti, notorious for illegal arms trade.

PTI