Raipur: In a shocking incident being reported from the biggest Naxal-hit state in India, Chattisgarh, two people were nabbed by the Raipur Police for illegally setting up an arms modification and repair workshop right in the middle of the city.
As per the police report, out of the two accused, was identified as a homoeopath. A large cache of weapons and ammunitions were seized including a modified .315-bore rifle and a 12-guage gun from the workshop setup in a multi-storeyed house.
The accused were later identified as Aniruddha Chatterjee and Rajesh Pal who had set up the workshop at his house in Tagore Nagar in Raipur.
Speaking on the matter, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) (Crime Branch) Ajatshatru Bahadur Singh said Chatterjee and Pal, both 38, were booked for possessing illegal arms and ammunition, and as per the preliminary investigation, the recovered items do not have any link with the Naxals.
Besides the two guns, 32 revolvers, 148 ‘live’ rounds of different guns, 529 empty cartridges, 1 box of gunpowder, 10 pieces of air gun parts, 8 pieces of revolver grips, 1 air gun barrel, 1 rifle handle, 1 cutter machine, 20 bows, dummy guns and several tools and machines were recovered, ASP said.
According to one of the accused, Aniruddha Chatterjee, he had set up the facility because he was ‘passionate’ about possessing weapons and their modification and was not involved in their illegal sale.
The police are trying to ascertain the source of the arms and ammunition recovered from the site.