PATNA: A joint team of Jakkanpur Police and the Special Task Force (STF) arrested three arms smugglers and seized eight pistols and 16 magazines from their possession.
According to reports, the STF team received specific inputs about arms smuggling taking place at a bus stand in the Jakkanpur Police Station area. Acting on the info, the joint team of Jakkanpur Police and STF conducted raids and arrested three smugglers with arms and ammunition.
During the interrogation, the smugglers told the police that arms were to be delivered to a Ara district resident at Mithapur bus stand. He disclosed that Rs 10,000 were given for each consignment; and so far three consignments were delivered.
The Patna Police is considering the arrest of arms smugglers and weapon recovery as major success.
Meanwhile, the police is trying to find out the kingpin, suppliers and any other persons involvement in the racket.
With elections to the Bihar assembly due in a couple of months, the state police have stepped up their vigil to maintain law and order and are paying special attention to the crowded areas in the state.