The Ludhiana railway police late on Tuesday arrested a man from Ludhiana railway station, and recovered two country made pistols and seven live cartridges from him.
He was identified as Yaqub Ali and was arrested while loitering on the platform. The police said that he arrived from Uttar Pradesh and was headed towards Gurdaspur via Ludhiana, along with two accomplices. The police added that they are looking into the possibility of a ‘terror angle’ in the case.
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Inderjit Singh, sub inspector, GRP police, said, “We found him roaming on platform number 2. We recovered two country made pistols and seven live cartridges from his bag. His two accomplices managed to flee from the spot but search is on to nab them. Since he belongs to Gurdaspur, terror angle is being suspected. We are interrogating him and trying to find if he has any links with terror groups.”
Booked under Arms Act, Ali was produced in the court on Wednesday and sent to ten days police remand. He belongs to Gurdaspur district and was coming from Uttar Pradesh. The man has claimed that he went to UP to attend a religious programme.