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Illegal gun factory unearthed in Nagaland

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 21, 2009

Kohima, Oct 20 (PTI) The police have unearthed an illegal gun manufacturing factory at Dimapur and arrested a person in this connection.

Additional Superintendent of Police of Dimapur, V Z Angami, said the unit at Eros Lane of the commercial town was busted yesterday and a youth from Hojai in Assam arrested while his accomplices managed to flee.

Five country made 9 mm pistols, magazines, one modified .303 rifle, four AK series ammunition, two US carbine ammunition and various tools used for gun making were seized from the factory.

The country-made guns were sold for Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 each, the SP said, adding many extortionists and abductors were recently found to be using these firearms.

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