Published On : Thu, Sep 5th, 2013

Use of desi katta shoots up in Nagpur; Cops hint influx from Madhya Pradesh

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A strange trend in Nagpur’s crime scene is being observed these days, which has given sleepless nights to the city cops. The police are striving hard to decode the nexus that has exaggerated influx of country made pistols into Nagpur ‘underworld’. Highly placed sources in Nagpur police are of the view that a large cache of country made pistols is being imported through routes adjoining bordering state of Madhya Pradesh.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Sanjay Saxena appeared admitting the information for the sake of which vigil has been enhanced across various check posts on the city outskirts.

Desi katta rolling fast

Sources revealed that the use of country made pistols have picked up in Nagpur over past few months. Many small time criminals and history sheeters as well are using this easily available firearm. Some of the murders committed in the recent past are testimony to this fact. Even the social fabric of the city is being disrupted with frequent use of desi katta. Police are on its toes to trace out the source of these bulk weapons making way in the city.

Cops play alert

ACP Sanjay Saxena said there has been remarkable rise in the use of country made pistol in most of the cases that came to the fore during past few months in urban and rural Nagpur. He informed that such firearms are made only at a few locations in India. He hinted at the consignment being brought to the city through Madhya Pradesh. He said various measures have been pumped into action to check the infiltration as the business of country made pistols is gradually acquiring alarming proportions in Nagpur.

More smuggling doubted

Saxena also hinted at the possibility of more arms smuggling in view of upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh in the month of December. This would also increase the concerns in Nagpur. Recently Saxena took a confidential meeting with SP Manoj Kumar Sharma for boosting vigil on city border linked to Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. A detailed discussion was also held to prevent smuggling of illegal firearms in the city.