The Pune City Police have recovered two pistols, four cartridges and four empty shells from a youth. Interestingly, the pistols have names of foreign country imprinted on them, however, police said the pistols are country-made but of fine quality.
Acting on a tip-off, a team from Yerwada police station, led by Assistant Police Inspector Madhukar Thorat, laid a trap and nabbed Vikrant Janardan Abdule (22) near a mental hospital on Thursday afternoon.
During a search, police recovered two pistols, four live cartridges and four empty cartridge shells, all worth Rs 40,000 from his possession. Police said Abdule is a native of Jamkhed in Ahmednagar district, but was currently residing at her relative’s place in Yerwada.
Abdule reportedly told the police that he brought the weapons from Jamkhed to sell them in Pune. A probe is on to confirm from whom and how he procured the weapons, and to whom he was planning to sell the guns in Pune.
Meanwhile, police said Abdule has a criminal record with Ahmednagar police. Police found that “JAPAN” was imprinted on one of the pistols recovered from him. Also, the live cartridges carried marks of “KF 7.65” and “KF 705”. Police suspect that the manufactures may have purposely imprinted it on one of the country-made pistols to earn more money by selling it as a foreign make.