CHENNAI: Police arrested one more person, allegedly part of the four-member gang that attempted to sell a country-made gun and three bullets to a businessman for `2 lakh in Koyambedu flower market on Sunday afternoon. Police had a couple of days earlier nabbed three persons in this connection.
The man arrested on Monday was identified as Murugan (23), a native of Nagapattinam, and also the elder brother of Mohanraj (25) who was taken into custody by the Organised Crime Investigation Unit (OCIU) team.
Following a tip off, the OCIU team along with the local police on Sunday afternoon arrested Mohanraj, Rajesh (25) and Sabari Rajan (35) for trying to sell a country made gun and three bullets.
During interrogation, the men confessed that they had brought the gun from an illegal arms dealer in West Bengal for `60,000 through Sabari Rajan who works as a collection agent in a private bank in the city.
“The four members left for West Bengal, purchased the gun and smuggled it by train into the city,” said a senior police officer. They tried to sell the gun to a businessman in the city for `2 lakh, when they were caught red-handed by the police. Initially, police suspected the men to be associates of gangster CD Mani who was arrested in 2015 and also the main accused in an attack on a DMK man.