Police probing complaint about weapon-training camp at school in Maharashtra

An NGO had complained that a right-wing organization imparted firearm training to students at a camp held at a school in Mira Road area last week.

Published: 02nd June 2019 07:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2019 07:57 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: Police in neighboring Thane district have started probe into an alleged weapon-training camp held by a right-wing organization at a school, an official said Sunday.

An NGO had complained that the right-wing organization imparted firearm training to students at a camp held at a school in Mira Road area last week.

The NGO approached Navghar police station after pictures of training camp began to circulate on social media.

"We have contacted the organizers and asked them to produce licenses for weapons and documents related to the camp," said Sub Divisional Police Officer Atul Kulkarni The school is run by a BJP MLA, said another official.

Preliminary inquiry revealed that air guns -- for which no license is needed -- were used for training at the camp, and some of the pictures on social media were of locations in Madhya Pradesh, said Kulkarni.

"We are conducting further probe," he added.

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