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Firearms seized in Mumbai, two arrested

September 16, 2010 23:44 IST

In a major arms haul, the Mumbai police on Thursday night seized 21 new country-made pistols and 15 live cartridges brought to the city from North India and arrested two persons.

Acting on a tip-off, a trap was laid in suburban Borivali where Manish Tyagi (27) and Nagesh Tyagi (29), hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand respectively, were caught with the weapons, police said.

"Twenty-one new country-made pistols and 15 live cartridges were seized from the two bags they were carrying. The duo arrived in the city yesterday from Uttar Pradesh by a train," Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said.

They were produced in a local court which remanded them to police custody till September 27. "We have some preliminary information about the receivers of the weapons and we are working on it. We are hopeful of exposing the entire link from UP to Mumbai," Roy added.

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