Published On : Tue, Sep 1st, 2015

Cops nab a criminal, seize Mauser gun

In a well-planned operation, a special squad of Nandanvan Police Station nabbed a criminal and seized a Mauser gun from his possession on Monday (August 31).

The cops received a tip off that the accused, identified as Sandeep alias Sonu Rambhau Thakre (26), resident of Surya Nagar, near Lata Mangeshkar Garden, was in possession of a gun and was roaming freely. After the tip off, the special squad led by PSI Yogesh Ingle, laid a trap near Junction Beer Bar, Prajapatinagar Square in anticipation accused Sandeep’s visit. Around 7 pm, the accused Sandeep Thakre arrived at the spot and was immediately surrounded and nabbed by the waiting police squad. Upon frisking, the cops found Sandeep in possession of a silver-coloured Mauser gun worth around Rs 10,000. On one side of the gun was inscribed ‘Made in USA’ and the other side was carved ‘7.65 Ind.’

The accused Sandeep Thakre was placed under arrest under Sections 3, 25 of Arms Act. The cops are grilling the accused as to from where the gun was brought? The motive? Whether the accused possessed more stock of arms? A detailed investigation will reveal the answers.

The action was carried under the supervision of Senior Police Inspector Sudhir Nandnawar of Nandanvan Police Station.