Nagpur: Acting on secret information, Jaripatka police nabbed two goons and seized a country-made pistol and five live cartridges from their possession.
The accused have been identified as Manish Naresh Meshram (35), resident of Republican Nagar, Misal Layout and Ajay Patiram Sharma (45), resident of Plot No. 87, Devi Nagar, Vathoda Ring Road. Cops received a tip-off that the two accused were in possession of a firearm and bullets without licence. Both the accused were standing at Patankar Square, near Saoji Chana Poha and Tea Stall.
Acting swiftly, a team of policemen rushed to the spot and detained the accused. Frisking of the two led to recovery of a country-made pistol worth Rs 50,000 and five bullets worth Rs 5000. Cops also seized a black Bajaj Platina motorcycle (MH-49/BA 5824) worth Rs 50000 from the accused.
The accused Manish Meshram and Ajay Sharma were booked under Section 3+25 of Arms Act read with Section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act and placed under arrest.
The action was carried out by PSI Sanjay Chappe, constable Bandu Kalambe, NPCs Roshan Tiwari, Prakash Balbudhe, sepoy Laxman Chavre.