Illegal Gun Manufacturing Unit Busted In Kandhamal, 3 Arrested

Rayagada: Gunupur police today unearthed a country-made pistol manufacturing unit and arrested three persons in this connection.

In the raid police have seized two country-made pistols, one country-made revolver, one country-made rifle, two wooden frames of rifle and other items, said an official press release.

Acting on reliable information, Gunupur Police conducted a raid at Ukumba village under Gunupur police limits and seized one single barrel country-made pistol with three nos. of ammunitions, five nos. of small iron chips, one big knife from one accused person of Ukumba village has been arrested while a case has been registered against him.

According to the release, during the investigation, it came to light that two other persons of Chakapada village in Kandhamal district were engaged in manufacturing and selling country-made pistols.

They had also sold one country-made pistol to the accused person of Ukumba.

Gunupur police team proceeded to Chakapada village and conducted a raid at the manufacturing unit during which both accused persons were arrested.

Two rifles, one pistol, one revolver, manufacturing machinery and accessories have been seized.

Further investigation in the matter is underway, the release added.