Kashimira police arrest criminal in possession of two country-made pistols in Mira road
Bhayandar,June16: A notorious criminal landed in Kashimira police custody after he was found in possession of two country-made pistols (Desi Katta’s), live cartridges and five brand new mobile phones.
The arrest turned out to be a prize catch for the cops after it was learnt that the accused was not only a suspected member of a firearms trafficking racket but was also a fugitive robber involved in a series of break-ins.
According to the Kashimira police, one of their personnel, Sandip Aouty, received a specific tip-off on presence of an arms dealer in the Silver Sarita transit camp area of Mira Road. Subsequently a team led by Senior Police Inspector Vilas Sanap laid a trap on Tuesday evening and apprehended the suspect who was later identified as- Mehtaab Manzoor Ansari alias Munna (29)-, a native of a remote village in the Lesliganj block of Palamu district in Jharkhand.
A search of his person led to the recovery of two country-made pistols, 16 live cartridges and five brand new mobile phones worth more than Rs.51,000. Investigations revealed that Munna was arrested twice for a similar crime in 2005 by the Dahisar police.
The accused is also wanted in robbery cases in Thane, police said.