April 15, 2012 3:22:39 am
Congress leader Kripashankar Singh has been booked under various sections of the Arms Act for possessing live ammunition exceeding permissible limits. The case has been registered against Singh at the Nirmal Nagar Police Station in Bandra.
Mumbai Police sources revealed that the case against Singh was filed late Friday night after a Special Investigating Team (SIT) found nearly 400 live rounds of ammunition from Singhs house in March last month.
The SIT,which was attaching properties of the Congress leader on an order of the Bombay High Court,had come across the ammunition when they were at Singhs house in Bandra (East) on March 2.
The police had then checked the arms licences given to Singh and concluded that he had about 110 bullets more than the permissible limit for his licenses. The team had found 14 rounds of a 12 bore gun,72 rounds of a 0.32 bore weapon,9 rounds of a 7.65 bore weapon and 15 rounds of an 8 mm weapon from Singhs residence.
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A senior officer of the Mumbai Police confirmed that Singh has been booked under the Arms Act for possessing the ammunition. The ammunition is beyond permissible limits and he has been booked, said the officer.
Singh has been declared as a wanted offender in the case but senior officers said that it would be up to the investigating officer of the case to arrest Singh.
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