Friday, May 6, 2011

Hyderabad becoming a haven for illegal firearms


The choice of guns is huge and varied. From a 9 mm pistol or a 5-shot mini-revolver with 2- inch heavy barrel or a 6-shot mini revolver or 3.2 pistol to a one-shot pistol or 7.65 bore pistols or countrymade guns or even assembled guns?

Hyderabad is quickly becoming a thriving market for supplying illegal weapons.

What’s more is that illegal country-made tamanchas and guns are available for anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 30,000, depending on the model.

City police nabbed a notorious inter-state fire arms supplier along with his two associates for supplying arms to Jihadi terrorist Viqaruddin and others in November. Police also recovered two country-made fire arms along with six live rounds of ammunition.

In another case, a four-member gang, Aseen, Arshadullah, Lateef Khan and Imran Khan were arrested for trying to sell four country-made guns. Police caught them during their regular frisking operations held at Lakshminagar crossroads under Saidabad police limits.

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