SAMBALPUR: At least 12 persons including Sambalpur BSP MLA candidate in the last Assembly election, Md Mustukin were arrested by Sambalpur Police for illegal possession of firearms on Monday. Police have seized arms and ammunition from their possession and are on the look out for four more persons.
Informing this to mediapersons on Monday, Sambalpur SP, Akhilesvar Singh said eight firearms including three mausers, four single shot country-made revolvers, one single shot pipe gun besides 20 rounds of ammunition were seized. Involved mostly in tender fixing, they were in possession of the illegal firearms for the last three to four years.
The other accused are Md Gabbar, Jiten Bag, Raju Sahani, Suraj Dhara, Manoj Meher, Sasanka Sahu, Rajendra Behera, Bikram Keshari Chauhan, Md Rustam, Dukhu Kisan and Hira Mahalik.