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Dreaded Anti-Social Nabbed By Commissionerate Police; Illegal Firearm, Ammunitions Seized

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police has been able to arrest an infamous anti-social while he was suspiciously moving near Kandarpur Toll Gate brandishing gun.

As per a press release of the Twin City Commissionerate Police, Kandarpur PS SI Asit Ranjan Jena and his team were performing duty at Kandarpur Bazaar yesterday evening when they were tipped off that anti-social Raju @ Raj Kishore Rout (30) of Gatirouta Patana was possessing a pistol and was suspiciously moving near the toll gate in order to commit crime. The cops rushed to the spot and apprehended him.

During search, a country-made loaded pistol and four 9mm live ammunitions were recovered from his possession. Similarly, one more magazine was also recovered from the dicky of his Scooter bearing Regd No. OD-05-R-3607. On demand, he was unable to produce document or license for keeping the arms and ammunitions. Also during sustained interrogation, he disclosed that he had kept the pistol with him for showing his presence felt locally and at the surrounding of the toll gate as a goon in a bid to create fear among the public and the passersby. As a result of which he can easily manage the toll gate and can facilitate his criminal activities, the press release stated.

On verification of his criminal record, he was found involved in many cases of extortion, possession and use of illegal arms. He was also last time encountered by Jagatsinghpur Town Police in Case No. 196/2014 for his dreaded criminal activities.

After his arrest yesterday, Raju was forwarded to the court today. Further investigation of this case is on to ascertain the source of procurement of the arms and ammunitions and other details of the case.


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