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Mizoram: Arms, ammunition seized before polls

By: Express News Service | Aizawl/nashik/hyderabad | Published on:April 6, 2014 4:25 am

Mizoram Police have seized three kilograms of RDX, M4 and AK 47 rifles, magazines and ammunition in two separate operations in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls here on April 9.

An M4 A1 carbine machine-gun, 12 rounds of ammunition, four AK 47 rifles, 1200 rounds of ammunition and three magazines were seized from two men at the Khankhawn Police checking-gate Thursday in Champhai, and two people arrested.

In a separate incident a joint operation of Mizoram Police and Assam Rifles seized three kilograms of RDX worth Rs 15 lakhs from a resident of Mizoram, who was subsequently arrested.

Nashik: A 35-year-old debt-ridden farmer, resident of village Waghale in Satana tehsil of Nashik district, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison, police said. He was identified as Devidas Dashrath Bhamre. Bhamre’s onion and tomato crops were damaged in last month’s hailstorms. He had taken a loan of Rs 40,000 from a bank, and another Rs 1 lakh from a money-lender. The debt-burden and the losses led him to end his life on Friday, police said. This is the fourth farmer’s suicide reported in the tehsil over the past one month. (PTI)

Hyderabad: A passenger on Saturday allegedly attempted suicide inside a plane at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad area here. The passenger, identified as Mohd Imtiyaz, slit his throat with a blade in the toilet of the plane, which had just arrived from Dubai. It was not yet clear why he tried to kill himself. “He has been admitted to a hospital and is still unconscious,” RGIA Police Inspector A Krishnaiah said. (PTI)

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