Railway staff held for gun running

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Rourkela: Steel City police today arrested a Railway staff on the charge of gun running.

The arrested man has been identified as Santosh Singh alias Santu Singh.

Briefing media persons here, Ramesh Panigrahi, DSP, said as per preliminary investigation, Santu was involved in gun peddling for a long time and used to sell country-made guns, revolvers and sharp weapons in Rourkela and its nearby areas after purchasing them from neighbouring Jharkhand.

“After police got the information, a team of Bandhamunda police raided the house of Santu this morning and seized three country-made revolvers, 14 live cartridges, four knives, four swords, nine ATM cards and cash worth Rs 2 lakh from his possession,” he said, adding that the police is on the lookout for the two associates of Santu, involved in the case.

Panigrahi also said the police is investigating if the arrested Railway staff was also involved in tender fixing.

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